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Environment

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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More dead, injured pelicans along Topsail Beach

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video It looks like it's happening once again. More dead and injured pelicans have washed ashore Topsail Beach. Deborah Woody, a volunteer with the Possumwood Acres Wildlife Santuary says in the past two weeks alone, there have been more than 20 dead and injured pelicans found along the beach. Full story...
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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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