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Environment

FIRST ON 3: Record number of false turtle crawls reported at Holden Beach

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videoThere have been a record number of false crawls by sea turtles this season which prevents them from safely laying their nests. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: CFPUA clarifies notification process after sewage spill

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The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority is coming clean about a major sewage spill two days after it happened. The overflow happened just before 4 p.m. Wednesday along North Kerr Ave. near Deerbrook Apartments. Full story...
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Wilmington home could be 'greenest' in country

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video A refurbished home built by the Cape Fear Green Building Alliance is showcasing the latest green building technologies is finished here in Wilmington, and it's drawing attention from the public. Full story...
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Tar balls on Oak island likely not from Gulf spill

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Coast Guard Commander John Nadeau says it's not unusual to find tar balls that wash up on beaches. He says oil in the water from any source turns into a putty-like substance after the oil collects particles. Full story...
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Support for offshore drilling waning in NC

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The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is apparently affecting the way North Carolinians think about drilling of our coast. Full story...
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Gulf oil problem could be ours

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video Experts say the longer oil continues to leak, the greater the chance, albeit slim, that it could make it's way out of the Gulf and up the East Coast. Full story...
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Supporters, opponents sound off about off-shore energy hunt

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video If you missed this afternoon's meeting, there's another tonight at 7 at the Hilton Riverside in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Group promotes conservation benefits

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Land for Tomorrow released its annual Green Book, which outlines how public dollars are spent on preservation county by county. Full story...
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Government to hear your thoughts on offshore energy explorations

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The public meetings are part of a scoping process through which other Federal, State, and local governments as well as any interested parties have the opportunity to assist MMS in determining the significant issues and alternatives for analysis in the Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement. Full story...
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Offshore drilling could cause headaches

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video It's something you don't see now, but you could in the future: oil tankers going back and forth along the beach. President Obama lifted a ban on offshore drilling along the eastern seaboard. Full story...
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Offshore drilling concerns

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The concern about the spike in gasoline prices is making its way to congress. Full story...
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Lake Waccamaw clearcutting concerns

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videoLake Waccamaw residents and officials are trying to save the last remaining wetlands in the cove canal swamp. Full story...
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Electronics recycling event this Saturday

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The digital switch is a good time to get rid of any old or unused electronics. Do not just toss them in the trash though. Full story...
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Progress Energy unveils plans for solar plant

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Utility company, Progress Energy is trying to reduce it's impact on the environment. It's doing it with some help from the sun. Full story...
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Commuter Challenge in the works

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Planning is in the works for the second annual Commuter Challenge. Full story...
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