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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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Study to look at Masonboro Island erosion

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Masonboro Island in New Hanover County is known as an undeveloped treasure among the state's barrier islands. Yet, its shoreline also carries a critical story — a history of erosion and accretion cycles, as well as dredging of nearby inlets. Full story...
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Emerging Green Business Conference to help businesses cash in on going green

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video To some people, going green may sound like more trouble than it's worth. But businesses are thriving off the public's push to protect our environment. A business conference going on tomorrow will help businesses go green in more ways than one. Full story...
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Free waste disposal at Brunswick County landfill

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Brunswick County's fall clean-up week started today. Residents can dispose of all materials, except regular household trash and land clearing debris, at the county landfill in Bolivia... for free. Full story...
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Wetland Planting & Community Clean Water Day at Bradley Creek Elementary School

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On Wednesday September 8, third-grade students at Bradley Creek Elementary School will trade pencils and paper for shovels and rakes to plant a new stormwater wetland at the school. Community volunteers and parents will join the students between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 8, to plant native grasses, flowers, shrubs and trees in the large stormwater wetland. Full story...
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What to do with that old TV, computer or cell phone

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We'll accept every type of data transmitting electronic device that you would like to dispose of and also old toner cartridges. Full story...
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Topsail Beach renourishment to wait for end of hurricane season

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Hurricane Earl and the rest of the hurricane season can have a huge impact on beach erosion. Topsail Beach is planning a big beach renourishment project at the end of the year, which is also the end of hurricane and turtle nesting seasons. Full story...
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Water plant could help solve energy problem

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video Duckweed commonly grows throughout our area, and experts say it happens to be a good candidate for ethanol production. Full story...
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Cape Fear Green Building Alliance hosts Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fundraiser

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Saturday the Cape Fear Green Building Alliance put on an oil spill fundraiser. The alliance had a book sale featuring "Carolina Preserves". Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Greenfield Lake a little too green

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videoSome people say Wilmington's Greenfield Lake just is not what it used to be. Algae and invasive plants are growing out of control, turning the lake's blue waters green. It's not only a problem for the environment, but for the economy as well. Full story...
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Brunswick boatyard first "green" marina in NC

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video A Brunswick County boatyard is using locally-developed green technology to become the first EPA compliant marina in the state. Full story...
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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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