As temperatures rise this summer, the Council on Aging of Buncombe County wants to help local seniors and persons with disabilities stay cool. However, of the 152 fans and eight air conditioning units the local nonprofit purchased this year, 50 fans and all of the air conditioning units have been given out as of today, June 17. (Photo courtesy of Council of Aging of Buncombe County)
The cloud of acid rain that's been hovering over Western North Carolina for decades may turn out to have a silver lining after all. A seven-year lawsuit against the Tennessee Valley Authority ended in a negotiated settlement last June. In 2004, North Carolina joined Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee in suing TVA over air pollution […]
Local partners and federal officials joined USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station staff Tuesday, Aug. 31, for a tour of The Boggs Collective: an Asheville-based, sustainability-oriented fine woodworking operation which received a grant of nearly $100,000 from the Land-of-Sky Regional Council’s WNC Forest Products Cooperative Marketing Project. That project is funded by federal dollars from the Recovery Act. The Southern Research Station and Land-of-Sky Regional Council sponsored the tour, which was conducted by The Boggs Collective co-owners Melanie Moeller and Brian Boggs.
photo courtesy of The Boggs Collective
The ozone season — the period from May through October when ground-level ozone levels rise — is upon us. In years past, ozone levels in WNC have occasionally risen to levels that threatened public health, but the Land-of-Sky Regional Council reports that air quality has improved.