As hotspots of innovation and technical expertise, America’s colleges and universities should lead the transition to a clean energy system. Already, campuses across the country are benefiting from transitioning their electricity, heating and transportation systems to renewable energy. This series of factsheets lays out 11 strategies and tools to help campuses shift toward 100% clean, renewable energy.
Numerous coal-fired power plants with onsite storage of coal ash waste are in the potential path of Hurricane and Michael. Coal ash ponds can be susceptible to failure or spillage during heavy precipitation events or flooding, with devastating consequences for the environment, wildlife and human health.
Hurricane Florence is projected to affect major agricultural regions of North Carolina and neighboring states, where manure storage in lagoons is common. Leakage from or failure of animal waste lagoons can pose a significant risk to water quality and wildlife, as animal waste contains an array of dangerous bacteria and other pollutants.