While the planet warms, North Carolina tries to unplug the Clean Power Plan | NC Policy Watch



The drought in parts of the Blue Ridge Mountains is so deep that leaf-watching, an annual ritual for thousands of tourists, has become instead an exercise in branch-watching. There is some color, sure, but stressed by the extremely dry weather, poplar, birch and cherry trees prematurely lost their leaves in late September. All of western North Carolina, an area including 1.3 million people, has earned its place in the record books as having one of the five driest falls on record.

Source: While the planet warms, North Carolina tries to unplug the Clean Power Plan | NC Policy Watch

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