Hurricane Florence unleashed unfathomable amounts of disgusting—and dangerous—substances into the environment. There’s literal pig shit, animal carcasses, and coal ash. These are already entering floodwaters, and there’s likely more pollution to come. After all, flooding in the Carolinas may continue to worsen.
Authorities are warning coastal residents in the path of Hurricane Florence to evacuate now or be at the mercy of the Category 3 storm, which is expected to slow upon hitting the coast of the Carolinas on Thursday and ravage the region with storm surge, rainfall, and flooding.
Marian Johnson-Thompson is an environmental health scientist. She’s also a resident of North Carolina. She retired from the National Institutes of Health in 2008, marking an end to a career spent actively protecting human lives—or so it seemed at the time.
Hackers were able to lock down several servers of a county government in North Carolina with ransomware this week, locking local officials out of computer systems that manage inmate populations, child support, and other social services. But despite the outages, the county isn’t planning to pay the $23,000 ransom…
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the Atlantic Coast pipeline on Friday. The natural gas project has largely flown under the radar, but it’s one hell of a pipeline: 600 miles long and set to run through three states. Activists have been busy on the ground challenging it since at least 2013—and not far…
We all know that the gig economy is just a terrifying innovation that makes it easier for the moneyed class to exploit workers. But one Fiverr drone recently found out that it’s also a perfect way to get framed for doing crimes.
The United States may have avoided the brunt of Hurricane Matthew’s deadly rain and wind storms, but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Southeast coast from receiving severe damage. After Hurricane Matthew rolled through the Caribbean and killed nearly 900 people in Haiti, the storm continued along the US Southeastern…
Springsteen boycotts are one thing, but porn site xHamster is hitting North Carolina’s legislature where it really hurts.
A North Carolina judge was arrested this week for allegedly trying to bribe an FBI agent to obtain a log of text messages without a warrant.
Amos Shook was in his mid-40s when he went missing February 19, 1972. His daughter, Pamela, was just 14 at the time of his disappearance, and her father’s fate haunted her over the years. In June, she urged authorities to reopen the case. This time, the results were swift and startling.
Around 100 red wolves roam wild in North Carolina, but not for much longer if the state government has its way. Pending federal approval, they plan to round them up and force them into captivity.
Did you know there were wolves roaming freely in North Carolina? Neither did we, so we set out to learn more about this rarest of canids: the Red Wolf.
They were carried out, according to the Eugenics Board of North Carolina,"for the best interest of the mental, moral, and physical well-being of the said patient, and/or for the public good."
A hurricane is poised to ruin the Atlantic Seaboard's barbecues this weekend. Gas prices might ruin the rest of the country's road trips. And over in Madrid, some, ahem, questionable images are ruining the city's brand-new bike share kiosks. It's What's Ruining Our Cities. Happy Independence Day.
The Duke Energy company says their 82,000-ton coal ash spill from one of its retired power plants into North Carolina's Dan River is not dangerous. Thousands of dead fish disagree from their toxic cement graves. Just look at all that sludge.
North Carolina: home of BBQ, beaches, and Apple's gi-freaking-normous data center. It's where iCloud lives, and maybe Siri! And now the company is putting the finishing touches on a new center. Why? Nobody really knows. So Wired checked it out.
When things get tough, lawmakers get creative. Faced with predictions that sea levels in the coastal areas of North Carolina will rise by a meter in the next century, legislators are considering bold action: making those predictions illegal. A bill being circulated in the Tarheel state would force scientists to…
For certain rural residents of the Carolinas during the Cold War, apocalyptic anxiety hit disturbingly close to home. In 1958 and 1961, the American Air Force lost nuclear weapons over the skies of South and North Carolina, respectively, raining potential apocalypse on the folks below.
After Hurricane Irene made landfall early this morning, she proceeded to plow her way up north, taking power lines out with her. Check back here for updates and video as the storm continues on its path of destruction.