Pulling Down the Purple Reign

Invasive wisteria is a “severe threat,” according to the North Carolina Native Plant Society. It grows fast and has no natural controls. As a result, wisteria is not just taking over wooded areas, it is actively killing trees….

Brown Bequest to Help Preserve County Land

Joyce Brown’s advocacy for the environment is continuing even after her death. The estate of the former long-time Chapel Hill Town Council member has made a nearly $2 million bequest to the Eno River Association to maintain and purchase land and easements in Orange County within the Eno River basin.

UNC Sued Over Coal-Burning Plant

Two environmental groups say UNC-Chapel Hill is violating the federal Clean Air Act for the ongoing use of two outdated coal-burning boilers, according to a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court in Greensboro this week.