Haw River http://wunc.org en Haw River Listed Among The Nation's Most Endangered Rivers http://wunc.org/post/haw-river-listed-among-nations-most-endangered-rivers <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A national environmental group says<a href="http://www.americanrivers.org/endangered-rivers/" target="_blank"> the Haw River is among the most endangered in the nation</a>. Earlier this year a pipe broke in Burlington and 3.5 million gallons of sewage spilled into the Haw. The River flows into Jordan Lake, which provides drinking water for about one million state residents.</span></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 33469 at http://wunc.org Haw River Listed Among The Nation's Most Endangered Rivers What Is The Future Of Fracking In North Carolina? http://wunc.org/post/what-future-fracking-north-carolina <p></p><p>The natural gas extraction process called hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, has been a source of debate and contention in the state for quite some time now. It involves drilling horizontally through thousands of feet of shale and blasting the shale with water, sand and chemicals to release natural gas. Several states allow the process, some are in the process of figuring out how to regulate it, and some, like New York, have placed a moratorium on the process due to environmental concerns. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 17:10:37 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 14219 at http://wunc.org What Is The Future Of Fracking In North Carolina? Greensboro Seeks New Water Source http://wunc.org/post/greensboro-seeks-new-water-source <p>The State is considering a request from the City of Greensboro to draw water from the Haw River.<br><br>Tonight the Division of Water Quality will listen to citizens at the first of several public hearings. As of now Greensboro takes its water from Lakes Higgins, Brandt and Townsend.&nbsp; Greensboro's Interim Director of Water Resources Kenny McDowell says the proposal to use the Haw would allow the city greater flexibility.<br> Thu, 29 Sep 2011 09:45:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 7410 at http://wunc.org Haw River Changes On The Way http://wunc.org/post/haw-river-changes-way <p>A proposal under consideration by state officials may help protect Haw River and surrounding areas. The plan involves reclassifying a portion of the river in and around Guilford County. This aims to preserve existing water resources by limiting development. Jason Martin heads planning in nearby Alamance County. He says the river’s status as an emergency water supply led to the push for reclassification.</p> Mon, 19 Sep 2011 09:20:00 +0000 WUNC News 7439 at http://wunc.org Cicadas Inspire Love, Frustration http://wunc.org/post/cicadas-inspire-love-frustration <p></p> Mon, 30 May 2011 09:50:00 +0000 Rose Hoban 8738 at http://wunc.org