environment

High Country Residents and Visitors Get into the Green Spirit as They Welcome Earth Week This Week

Published Monday, April 22, 2013 at 12:13 pm
April 22, 2013. It's Earth Day! Here in the High Country, like many other places around the country, residents, students and visitors alike are all getting into the green spirit. The High Country boasts many activities to help everyone in the area celebrate Read more...
BY MADISON V. FISLER
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April 6 is Volunteer Planting Day on the Watauga River

Published Friday, March 29, 2013 at 3:33 pm
March 29, 2013. Have you ever wanted to learn how to protect our rivers and streams? Now's your chance. Read more...
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Proposed EPA Regulations Could Have an Impact on Local Environment, Residents’ Power Bills

Published Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 2:28 pm
June 21, 2012. A proposed rule by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions and reducing coal as an energy source for new power plants, could have a wide range of effects on High Country residents economically and environmentally, according to local businesses and organizations. Read more...
BY GREG HINCE
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Community Clean Energy Forum to be Held Thursday, March 1 at the Broyhill Inn and Conference Center

Published Monday, February 27, 2012 at 11:25 am
Feb. 27, 2012. BOONE -- On Thursday, Appalachian State University will host Energy Innovation in the High Country, a discussion forum seeking to bring together energy professionals, students, faculty, business owners and local community members to discuss clean energy solutions. Read more…
BY C. RUSSELL CLARK 
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Appalachian Energy Center to Co-host Hydrogen Railway Conference in United Kingdom July 3-4

Published Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 1:25 pm
Feb. 23, 2012. BOONE -- In partnership with Appalachian State University’s Energy Center, the University of Birmingham’s Centre for Railway Research and Education will host the 7th International Hydrail Conference July 3-4 in Birmingham, U.K. The event is dedicated to facilitating the transition to hydrogen-powered railways. The increasing price of diesel fuel, the need to reduce carbon emissions, and the high cost for railway electrification require alternatives to diesel and electric trains. The long-term solution to these challenges is the development of hydrogen-based propulsion system for railways. Read more...
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