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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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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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