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Environment

CFEDC addresses economic impact of Titan

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videoThe Titan Cement plant has been billed as a jobs creator for the Cape Fear region, but to this point no concrete studies had been performed to back that statement up. That is until the Cape Fear Economic Development Council stepped in and commissioned a study. Full story...
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Bellamy Mansion goes back to the future to save water

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video The more than 150-year-old Bellamy Mansion is becoming greener. Using old technology from when the mansion was first built, an irrigation company is reactivating the original brick water cistern. Full story...
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Sandy halts oyster harvesting in the Cape Fear area

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video Oyster season only opened a few weeks ago, but this past weekend the state's Marine Fisheries Division put a halt to harvesting in New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick Counties. Bill Moller, owner of Natures Way Farm and Seafood in Hampstead, says it has definitely hurt business. Full story...
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Cape Fear Museum welcomes mollusk mania

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Seashell enthusiast from all over North Carolina flocked to the Cape Fear Museum for the 2012 North Carolina Shell Show. Full story...
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Progress Energy to retire coal-fired power plant

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North Carolina's main electric company is shutting down a coal-burning power plant near Goldsboro as it shifts to generating power with cleaner natural gas. Full story...
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GE-Hitachi named 'Wildlife at Work' site

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When you think nuclear fuel manufacturing facility, you probably don't think wildlife preservation. But GE-Hitachi now displays a sign after being named a "Wildlife at Work" site by the Wildlife Habitat Council. Full story...
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Solar farms dot Camp Lejeune

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The Marines are going green at Camp Lejeune as solar farms are popping up across the base in eastern North Carolina. Full story...
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NC agencies agree on narrow emissions exemption

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North Carolina agencies will enforce a new law that exempts more passenger vehicles from emissions tests by using a narrow interpretation of the statute. Full story...
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Perdue green lights watered-down sea-level bill

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Gov. Bev Perdue has decided not to veto a bill that places a moratorium on using a state-sponsored science panel's recommendation to plan for rising sea levels. The bill becomes law as a result of her inaction. Full story...
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Grant money to help clean Bradley Creek

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The North Carolina Coastal Federation will receive $100,000 to reduce stormwater runoff and restore water quality in the Cape Fear River Basin. The Coastal Federation's goal is to restore shell fishing and recreational uses to Bradley Creek near Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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