Union County

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Articles about Union County

  • Average annual household carbon footprint by ZIP code. Source: UC Berkeley CoolClimate Network, (2013).*

    How green is your ZIP code? Charlotte's carbon footprint

    Charlotte's carbon footprint is dwarfed by other metro centers like Washington and Atlanta, but within the Charlotte region some areas produce much more carbon than others. Interactive maps from UC Berkeley now let you see the differences by ZIP code. (Graphic: UC Berkeley CoolClimate Network)
  • Rediscovering the South’s forgotten grasslands

    Many people believe early European settlers found an unbroken canopy of trees sheltering the N.C. Piedmont. However, says author Reed Noss, a few generations ago grasslands were abundant across the South. Today they’re rare. Article includes photo gallery of preserved grasslands. (Photo: Laura Fogo)
  • Charlotte-area residents invited to chart the region's future

    Charlotte-area residents will have an additional opportunity to voice their opinion on the region’s growth. A fourth Mecklenburg County workshop will be held Oct. 24 at Freedom Park as part of the  “CONNECT Our Future” planning program. (Photo: Nancy Pierce)
  • As N.C. graduation rates rise, CMS and Wake are tied

    Between 2006 and 2013, the rate of N.C. high school students graduating on time (in four years) rose from 68.3 percent to 82.5 percent. The state's two largest districts, Wake and Charlotte-Mecklenburg, now have the same rate, 81 percent. Explore data for all N.C. districts with our interactive dashboards. (Photo: iStock)