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Environment

Report: Higher seas mean extreme floods in NC, SC

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Rising sea levels will mean extreme floods along the coast of the Carolinas in coming years with billions of dollars in property in danger according to new reports from a nonprofit group of scientists. Full story...
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Coast Guard brings in sick woman off NC coast

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The Coast Guard has flown a woman ashore who became ill on a boat about 14 miles southwest of Atlantic Beach. Full story...
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Oil and gas exploration moves forward in Atlantic

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videoThe Obama administration announced the first step toward oil and natural gas exploration off the Atlantic coast. Full story...
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Obama administration opens East Coast to oil, gas search

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A decision by the Obama administration is going to be welcomed by the oil industry, but not by environmentalists. Full story...
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Public asked to comment on NC oil, gas development

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The public now has a chance to comment on proposed rules for regulating oil and gas development in North Carolina. Officials with the state Mining and Energy Commission are seeking public input and have opened a comment period which lasts until Sept. 15. Full story...
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NC wants stricter water limits for toxic metals

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After years of delays, North Carolina regulators are moving to strengthen state water-quality standards to include tougher limits on toxic metals like those at issue following the recent coal ash spill into the Dan River. Full story...
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Report: NC falling behind in offshore energy

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videoA new report says North Carolina is falling behind when it comes to offshore wind power. Environment North Carolina Field Director Dave Rogers says Gov. Pat McCrory and other state leaders are to blame. Full story...
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Arthur threatens $9M Wrightsville Beach renourishment project

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videoThe long holiday weekend means more time in the sand, and this summer there's more sand at Wrightsville Beach thanks to an off-season dredging project. But the threat of a tropical storm or hurricane off our coast could threaten all the work. Full story...
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Duke Energy seeks right plan for coal ash clean-up

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videoSince the spill in the Dan River coal ash has been a hot topic. This has folks asking a few questions about the coal ash in our own backyard. Duke Energy Progress is trying to answer some questions. Full story...
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Duke Energy to host community info session

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videoDuke Energy is hosting an event next week to speak with the community about coal ash and other issues. Full story...
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Wilmington looks to save green with green initiatives

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video The City of Wilmington has been working hard for years to become more environmentally friendly. Crews just finished installing new LED street lights around Wilmington. Full story...
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Senate bill pushes to close NC coal ash ponds

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videoThe North Carolina Senate is trying to push through legislation that will close all coal ash ponds in the state. The bill would also allow for clean-up of certain coal ash sites, including the Sutton Plant site right here in southeastern North Carolina. Environmental activists wonder if the bill goes far enough. Full story...
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Judge: Coal ash lawsuit in NC can move forward

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videoA federal judge says a lawsuit accusing Duke Energy coal ash pits of polluting a lake near Wilmington can move forward. The Southern Environmental Law Center filed a lawsuit last year on behalf of environmental groups, saying the toxic waste was polluting Sutton Lake and violating the federal Clean Water Act. Full story...
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NC, Va. sign deal with Duke for Dan River cleanup

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Environmental and wildlife officials in North Carolina and Virginia have signed an agreement with Duke Energy for the cleanup of toxic coal ash from the Dan River, which flows through the two states. Full story...
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Coyotes in Wilmington?

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Coyotes aren't a common sight in Southeastern North Carolina but some folks say they're becoming far too common. "They're like sharks of the land," said Steve Bilzi, who has seen coyotes near his home. Full story...
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