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Environment

Locals react to study that says sea levels on the rise

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video Scientists say rising temperatures worldwide could soon lead to rising tides in and around the Port City. Residents are concerned and so are scientists. They say it could happen as early as 2030. Full story...
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Study: Sea level rise could impact Wilmington in next few decades

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video Rising temperatures worldwide could soon lead to rising tides in and around the Port City. A recent study by the National Academy of Sciences says sea level is on the rise and unless we change the way we do things today there may not be a way to stop it. Full story...
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Public hearing scheduled for proposed Bladen Co. biomass energy facility

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The state has scheduled a Sept. 4 public hearing to gather comments on an air quality permit for a proposed biomass energy plant in Bladen County. Full story...
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Company, owner to pay $19M for Leland Superfund site, back taxes

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A company and its owner have pleaded guilty in federal court for violations of environmental regulations that led to a Superfund site in Leland. Full story...
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NC Senate wrapping up work for week

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The North Carolina Senate plans more work on taxes, abortion regulations and environmental rules before it adjourns for the long July 4 weekend. Full story...
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Public hearing scheduled for Aug. 5 on Revised Air Permit for Titan Plant

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Titan America/Carolinas Cement Co. has applied to modify its permit to operate a Portland cement manufacturing plant at 6411 Ideal Cement Road in Castle Hayne. The state Division of Air Quality has prepared a revised draft permit that sets limits for all applicable air quality standards for the proposed facility. Full story...
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NC Senate bill adds divisive new fracking measures

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What's often considered an annual environmental housecleaning bill in the North Carolina Legislature is drawing fierce criticism after some new provisions on hydraulic fracturing were added. Full story...
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Environmentalists question goal of 2011 Titan America land purchase

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video It appears Titan America is looking to cement its plans in New Hanover County. The company's plant near Castle Hayne may be one step closer to becoming economically viable thanks to a land purchase kept quiet for years. Full story...
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UPDATE: Wilmington residents outraged by stolen Venus Flytraps

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videoAlderman Park was a place that students from nearby Alderman Elementary could come to view the Venus Flytraps' beauty, and learn about the carnivorous plants, up until now. Full story...
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Treatment to fight hydrilla in Lake Waccamaw set to start

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videoTreatment will start next month to fight what the state calls a significant hydrilla infestation at Lake Waccamaw State Park, according to the NC Division of Parks and Recreation. Full story...
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