9/3/2019 9:46pm

Which UNC scandal are you?

Last semester, the Editorial Board made its astrological debut by choosing the perfect Franklin Street restaurant for each Zodiac sign. Before we find ourselves in the midst of even more UNC craziness, we thought we’d reminisce on the chaos of the past few years by looking to the stars once again. 

9/2/2019 9:59pm

Red wolves are one of the world's most endangered species. Photo courtesy of B. Bartel, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Trump administration revisions to Endangered Species Act threaten N.C. species

The Endangered Species Act, enacted in 1973, has saved 99 percent of species from extinction. But rollbacks from the Trump Administration are being criticized by environmental activists for potentially weakening some of these effects. The administration has removed protections for threatened species, which could pose a risk for some of North Carolina's 61 federally endangered and threatened species as they lose designated resources. “Right as that species is starting to recover, as soon you can get it from endangered to threatened, you remove all the protections and mostly what you will see is that species is going to end up right back in that endangered bucket because it lost all of its protections."