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Environment

NC Big Sweep wins big grant

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A group that helps keep North Carolina clean has won a grant to support its work. Full story...
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Carolinas utilities report radiation from Japan

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Electric utilities in North Carolina and South Carolina report they have detected trace radiation from Japan's nuclear reactor accidents that followed an earthquake and tsunami. Full story...
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Prescribed burn planned at Halyburton Park

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The burn of about 30 acres will help reduce the risk of wildfires, benefit plants and animals that need fire to thrive, promote plant species that attract wildlife and restores a natural element of long leaf pine forest. Full story...
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3rd Annual "90 days to Earth day"

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video Kevin Murphy has been picking up trash in the Cape Fear area for years. He's a fifth grade teacher at St. Mary's and the director of the non-profit organization, Ocean Cure. Three years ago, he decided to start the "90 Days to Earth Day" challenge. Full story...
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Greenpeace sails into town targeting coal use

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video The Port City sees many ships come and go, but one that arrived today hopes to leave a lasting impression. Full story...
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Public input wanted on future of Wrightsville Sound

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The City of Wilmington will host a workshop on Thursday as part of the planning process for the Wrightsville Sound Small-Area Plan. This will be the fourth in a series of workshops at which citizens provide input that will help shape the future of Wrightsville Sound. Full story...
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Judge rules Titan permitting can move forward

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Titan America says a Wake County judge has removed an injunction imposed back in May. The decision means the state can move ahead reviewing Titan's air quality permit. Full story...
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Purchase to protect nearly 800 acres in western NC

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A conservation group has bought nearly 800 acres to preserve in western North Carolina. The Conservation Fund says it is paying $5.5 million for the 786 acres south of Brevard near U.S. Highway 276 near the North Carolina-South Carolina border. Full story...
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Stop Titan receives $1.2 million grant

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The Stop Titan Action Network received a $1.2 million grant from the Educational Foundation of America - reports the Greater Wilmington Business Journal. The EFA is based in Westport, Conn., and contributes to arts, education, environment and sustainable population issues throughout the world. Full story...
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CF River Watch gets clean with harvested water

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video The Cape Fear River Watch building is getting a face-lift. Volunteers will paint the inside and outside as part of National Make a Difference Day, but the preparations are making a difference too. Full story...
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International Day of Climate Action pedals through Port City

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video They were definitely in need of hyrdation afterwards, but those who participated in a bike ride from UNCW to the river say despite the long haul their spirits are held on high because they are spreading a message they feel rings true...and its something they passionately believe in. Full story...
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Take the Wrightsville Beach Litter Survey

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The town of Wrightsville Beach wants to know what you think about any litter issues on its sandy shores. Full story...
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Nature Conservancy looking for volunteers to improve Green Swamp

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The Nature Conservancy is looking for volunteers to help out at the Green Swamp Preserve with trail maintenance and habitat restoration. Full story...
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BP's Gulf of Mexico oil well declared "dead"

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BP's blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico has finally been killed once and for all, five months after an explosion sank a drilling rig and led to the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. Full story...
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Business convention thinking "green"

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It was a packed house for the first Emerging Green Business Conference today at Wrightsville Beach. WWAY is a proud sponsor of the conference. Full story...
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