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Environment

Some loggerhead sea turtles now listed as endangered species

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video Loggerhead turtles can be found all along the Carolina coast from Topsail Island to Holden beach, but unfortunately their existence is being threatened. Fish and wildlife leaders announced Friday these creatures would no longer be listed as one threatened species but nine distinct population segments. Full story...
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Groups challenge Duke-Progress Energy merger in NC

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Some environmental groups have filed last-minute challenges to the proposed merger between Duke Energy and Progress Energy. Full story...
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NC asks judge to toss lawsuit on Bonner Bridge

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The state Department of Transportation is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit over the current plan to replace the deteriorating bridge connecting Hatteras Island to the rest of North Carolina's Outer Banks. Full story...
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No reported injuries or damages in NC after 5.9 magnitude earthquake

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North Carolina. Gov. Beverly Perdue says officials haven't received reports of damage or injuries in the state from an earthquake that was centered in Virginia. Full story...
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NC Marines use booms, vacuums to clean fuel spill

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Officials at North Carolina's Marine Corps Air Station New River are using oil-absorbing booms and vacuum trucks to suck up fuel from a pipeline leak. Full story...
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State releases Titan draft air permit

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The North Carolina Division of Air Quality has released a draft air permit for the planned Titan America cement plant in Castle Hayne. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. residents discuss new trash pick-up plan with county officials

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video Folks in New Hanover County were talking trash Tuesday night. The first of three town hall meetings was held today to discuss New Hanover County's proposed plan for the future of waste collection. Though the proposed recommendation would include new services like curbside recycling, some residents say there's no reason to change the current system. Full story...
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New Hanover getting jump on July deadline to keep electronics out of dump

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videoTechnology is constantly advancing. Soon you may want to replace your flat screen tv with a 3D set. Or maybe you want to dump your desktop computer for an iPad. Come July, though, if you get a new electronic, you can't just throw away the old one. Full story...
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Brunswick Nuclear Plant opens doors to media

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For the first time ever, cameras were allowed inside of the Brunswick Nuclear Plant. Full story...
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Students get expert advice on starting garden

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Kids at a Wilmington elementary school got some expert help planting the seeds of learning. The staff from Airlie Gardens visited College Park Elementary today to help create a garden on campus. Full story...
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New Hanover commissioners to talk pollution with EPA

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County Commission Chair Jonathan Barfield and Commissioner Rick Catlin are on their way to Washington, DC, to talk to the EPA about the region's air quality. Full story...
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Commercial fishermen gather in Burgaw to protest game-fish bill

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Commercial fishermen gathered in Burgaw today to protest a bill that would keep them from catching certain types of fish. Full story...
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Hundreds gather to celebrate Wilmington Earth Day

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Hugh MacRae Park was packed Saturday with people celebrating our planet. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Orton owner told to stop work on wetlands

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videoFor nearly a year, the gates at Orton Plantation in Brunswick County have been locked. Now we are finding out more about what's going on behind the iron bars, and some if it may land the owner in trouble Full story...
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Cars get clean and go green with rain water

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Cape Fear Rain Water Harvesting used rain water collected off their roof to wash cars for free on Saturday. Full story...
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