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NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources

All of NC out of drought, dry conditions for first time in three years

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videoFor the first time in more than three years, North Carolina is not experiencing drought or abnormally dry conditions, according to the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Full story...
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Environmentalists want slowdown on NC Senate bill

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North Carolina environmental groups want the Senate to slow down a bill that would roll back state and local environmental regulations that are tougher than federal standards. Full story...
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McCrory unveils 'innovation center' for government

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Gov. Pat McCrory says a computer technology continuing education and testing center will ensure North Carolina state employees learn the latest technology and that products actually work before they're purchased for state government. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: McCrory administrations struggles to answer questions about DENR chief

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videoThe McCrory administration is having trouble answering questions about its new Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Fish kill reported at Masonboro Island

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videoState environmental officials report hundreds of thousands of dead Atlantic menhaden fish this week at Masonboro Island off of Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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Oceanfront owners get break on dune repair after Sandy

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The state is giving oceanfront property owners a break to take care of some of the damage left behind in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Full story...
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NC oyster season could see a bumper crop

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video Fishermen from all over the area have had this week circled on their calendar for months. That's because it's the open of the 2012 oyster season. So far returns have captains happy as a clam. Full story...
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Fishing regulations change Monday

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video Monday ushers in the unofficial start of the fall fishing season and there are new rules and regulation that could end your season early if your not aware. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Residents think HOA unfairly enforces rules

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video Residents in one Leland neighborhood say they are falling victim to their homeowner's association. Those who live in Mallory Creek Plantation say empty lots near their townhomes are not only an eye-sore, but are becoming unsafe. Full story...
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NC environment agency: email on fracking is fake

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North Carolina's environmental agency says someone is trying to confuse the public about its recent report saying a natural gas drilling technique can be safe with the right precautions. Full story...
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NC agency hears from public on fracking study

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The state environmental agency is listening to the public's response to a natural gas drilling technique that could create jobs but carries pollution risks. Full story...
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NC Air Toxics Program changes get Perdue's backing

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A top environmental regulator says North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue generally supports a legislative proposal to exempt industrial plants from state pollution reduction rules if they already must comply with federal rules involving certain chemicals. Full story...
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NC regulators: Fracking is safe with right rules

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North Carolina's environmental agency says a high-pressure drilling technique to free underground natural gas deposits can be safe if lawmakers adopt the right precautions. Full story...
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NC symposium will address issue of fracking

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The North Carolina League of Municipalities is hosting a symposium about a natural gas drilling method called fracking. Full story...
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NC residents debate underground gas fracking

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The public debate begins in earnest over whether natural gas trapped in Piedmont North Carolina's shale rock formations is a promising energy source or a serious threat. Full story...
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