Outdoor Journal

Deer hunters take note: The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will hold a public hearing for comments on proposed changes to a variety of hunting, fishing and trapping regulations at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 14, at Southwestern Community College in Sylva. Some items being considered by the commission: eliminating the daily bag limit for deer; […]

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Coal slurry for a Tennessee Christmas

At 1 a.m. on Dec. 22, some 500 million gallons of coal sludge flooded 15 homes in a 400-acre area west of Knoxville. Unleashed by a break in a waste-pond retaining wall at the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Kingston coal-fired plant, the wave of mud and coal ash knocked at least one home off its foundation and was as deep as 6 feet as it rushed downstream.

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Judge rules against Duke Energy’s Cliffside plant

U.S. District Judge Lacy H. Thornburg has ruled that Duke Energy must comply with the Clean Air Act for its new unit at the Cliffside power plant. The Dec. 2 order forces Duke to undergo a stringent process to investigate the plant’s likely pollution levels, as well as the appropriate technology to control toxics released from the new coal boiler that Duke says will replace several smaller older units.

Outdoor Journal

Catch the MPAC buzz: Psst! Rumor has it that a curious coalition of cyclists, aerial artists, rugby players, soccer enthusiasts and the like are working to fund and build a multisport facility in North Asheville. The “Multi Purpose Athletic and Community Complex” is a “nonprofit community effort to bring a state-of-the-art athletic, community, health-and-wellness facility […]