Weather: Smokey Enough For Ya?

Story by Matt Young. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – You may have walked outside today and noticed the smell of something burning and a distinct haze in the air. My assumption was that something nearby was on fire. Read more

Bear-y Cary?

From staff reports. Photo by Mark L. Watson.

Cary, NC – Black bears have been reported as being sighted in Raleigh and Garner and now in Cary. It is unknown whether or not this is the same bear wandering the Triangle. Read more

Hazardous Waste Collection & Litter Sweep This Saturday

Story by Leslie Huffman and photo by Peter Kemmer.

Cary, NC – Sitting on the floor of my office is an old computer monitor, and in the garage, old paint cans and used motor oil. What do I do with them? How do I get rid of these items without hurting the environment? Read more

Environment: Brothers Ride for Clean Water

Brothers Ben and Ron Somerville ride motorbikes for clean water

Guest columnist Liza Weidle.

Cary, NC- On May 16, two brothers – Ben and Rob Somerville – will set out from Cary on a 3-month motorcycle trip to raise awareness for the world water crisis. Their mission is to raise $1 dollar per mile for each rider. This means every mile they travel makes a difference. Read more

Cary, Home to America’s Only Climate Showcase Fire Station

Story by Leslie Huffman

Cary, NC – The Town of Cary is getting a grant to help build the first green firehouse in the United States. Construction of Fire Station #8, to be located on Mills Park Drive west of NC 55, is set to begin in Fall 2011. Read more

Happy Earth Day

Story by Leslie Huffman

Cary, NC – The movement to protect our environment grows larger every day in communities across America. We are consistently reminded of the small ways in which we can collectively make a big difference. Read more

Sludge Ado About Nothing

Cary, NC – Stephen Brown, Town of Cary Public Works and Utility Director, wants to set the record straight about sludge. Anytime we get the opportunity to publish a headline containing the word “Sludge,” we’re in. Read more

Recycling: I’ve Got Worms!

Story and photos by Leslie Huffman

Cary, NC -Did you know that food is the #1 least recycled of all waste materials? In Cary we are great at recycling paper, plastic and glass. We just put it “in the bin” and off it goes to the recycling plant. But up to 75% of what we throw away is organic material.

The crazy thing is food decomposes all by itself in nature. Read more

Jordan Lake, Eagle Cams and “Citizen Science”

Story by Matt Young.

Cary, NC – Jordan Lake is beautiful. I fish there in my jon boat a few times a year.

I remember one time about ten years ago – my friend Mike and I were trolling in a cove. The water was flat. T-shirt weather.  Read more

2 Solar Farms (and 8 Sheep)

SAS-SolarFarm

Story and photos by Leslie Huffman

Cary, NC – Everyone in town knows at least one person who works for SAS Institute here in Cary. The company has won many awards for it’s innovative technology and family friendly work environment.

But SAS Institute is also changing the environment with the production of clean, renewable energy for our community. I was invited this week for a tour. Read more