11/04/10 by Juanita Teschner
Construction on the new Concord-Kannapolis Transit Center should be complete by the end of November. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16, and the facility will likely open for business after Thanksgiving. Located at 3600 South Ridge Ave. in Concord, the 4,500-square-foot building is adjacent to a covered area with 10 bays for buses. Seven will be used by Concord-Kannapolis Area Transit (CK RIDER) and one by Cabarrus Links. Other buses may use the remaining bays in the future.
11/02/10 by Kathy Chaffin
When Matthew "Quint" Redmond presented his first Agriburbia© project at a town board meeting in 2003, he was laughed out of the room. "I had to leave and compose myself and come back in," he told his audience at the Center for the Environment facility on Oct. 28. "And now here I am touring the country lecturing and talking to you guys. So in six-to-seven years, it's come completely full circle."
10/29/10 by Juanita Teschner
Norfolk Southern Corp. (NS), the nation’s fourth largest railroad, recently set a five-year goal to reduce its carbon footprint through fuel-saving technologies and operating efficiencies. The company plans to lower its greenhouse-gas emissions per revenue ton-mile 10 percent by 2014, compared to 2009 emissions.
10/20/10 by Juanita Teschner
North Carolina ranks 14th for the most solar-related jobs in the country, according to a new report from the Solar Foundation, a nonprofit solar education and research organization.
10/14/10 by Juanita Teschner
North Carolina’s green energy economy continues to grow, even when the jobless rate nationwide remains high.
10/11/10 by Staff Writer
Dr. Christopher Magryta, a physician with Salisbury Pediatric Associates, will speak on “Allergies, Asthma & the Environment” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18, at the Center for the Environment facility on the Catawba College campus.
10/04/10 by Kacey Hoover
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Clean Air Act was enacted 40 years ago. This column by Air Quality Intern Kacey Hoover offers a student’s thoughts on the anniversary.
10/04/10 by Juanita Teschner
Quint Redmond, originator of the Agriburbia™ concept, will speak at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, at the Center for the Environment facility on the Catawba College campus. His presentation will focus on Agriburbia™, a design movement and economic model that integrates food production within urban development. Redmond talked recently with Juanita Teschner of the Center for the Environment at Catawba College. This is an edited transcript of that conversation.
09/30/10 by Kacey Hoover
Have you noticed some events regularly popping up nearby that deal with gas cap replacement?
The Center for the Environment at Catawba College and its partners have been recently promoting gas cap checks and free replacements around the Rowan and Cabarrus County area. We have offered the free check and replacement of faulty or missing gas caps at community events.
09/29/10 by Staff Writer
NASCAR fans can get their gas caps checked and free gas cap replacements during Race Week at Roush Fenway Racing’s Fan Appreciation Day.