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Growth in higher-paying green jobs can benefit rural North Carolina, says CEES affiliate Mark Curtis

WFDD|2022-08-12T10:26:00-04:00August 11, 2022|

“A lot of North Carolina has already done a good job of investing in solar, investing in wind,” he says. “And I think that there is the potential to see job growth in rural areas in North Carolina that can invest in industrial solar facilities and wind turbines.”

Gold mining leaves heart of Peruvian Amazon a wasteland

PBS|2020-04-23T10:22:18-04:00September 21, 2019|

A decade of illegal gold mining in the Peruvian Amazon has left thousands of acres of rainforest a wasteland. Unpermitted miners cleared vast sections of trees near Peru's border with Brazil and infused the land with mercury, causing an environmental disaster. But some miners have fled after Peruvian troops moved in. Special correspondent Leo Schwartz reports in the first of a two-part series.