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Environment

Tax breaks for owners of wildlife havens

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North Carolina is backing private landowners who want to make their property a haven for wildlife. Full story...
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Titan Cement Forum

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videoThe proposed Titan Americas cement plant can certainly draw a crowd. Tuesday the League of Women Voters and the Council of Neighborhood Associations held a public forum on the project. The forum at the New Hanover County library near Mayfair was packed full of residents worried about Titan Americas impact on the environment. Full story...
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League of Women Voters holds Titan forum

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People concerned about Titan America's plan to bring a cement plant to New Hanover County can get their questions answered tonight. Full story...
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Feds say proposed biohazard lab in NC had wide support

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A federal agency's report last year rated a North Carolina site as an excellent place for a proposed biohazard lab because of strong support, but that was before local governments and a congressman voiced their opposition. Full story...
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Pender County residents helping rebuild oyster beds

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People in Pender County have been saving their oyster shells. Today, those shells were put to a good use. WWAY joined volunteers from Pender Watch, UNCW and the Division of Marine Fisheries to lay down some oyster beds in forest sound. Full story...
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GOP, Democratic candidates differ on offshore drilling

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Republican candidate for governor Pat McCrory says his plan to allow drilling off the North Carolina coast would help farmers produce food for the nation. Full story...
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Utility to use gas made by Durham landfill into electricity

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Duke Energy Corp. plans to turn gas produced by a Durham city landfill into electricity. Full story...
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Water quality advisory at Wrightsville Beach

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Environmental health officials are advising swimmers to stay out of a certain area of Wrightsville Beach due to high bacteria levels. Full story...
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Residents of Kure Beach are feeling a little greener

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The town of Kure Beach just began a new weekly recycling program. Full story...
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County commissioners want to talk trash

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They have asked the county to build a five member solid waste task force to determine how the county gets rid of its garbage. Full story...
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Experts: NC needs better water use planning

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Two experts say North Carolina needs to do a better job of planning water use. Full story...
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Ruling in NC's pollution lawsuit is weeks away

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It will be weeks before a judge issues a ruling in North Carolina's lawsuit over smokestack emissions from coal-fired power plants operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority. Full story...
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Topsail Beach re-nourishment project

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videoBeach erosion is a problem that has no real permanent solution. But, each year millions of dollars are spent on beach re-nourishment, which is no different in Topsail Beach. Full story...
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Re-nourishment plan to help oyster population

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Due to storm water runoff and disease, the oyster population is on the decline, but re-nourishment efforts are underway on that count too. Full story...
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Butterfly exhibit at Airlie Gardens starts in August

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Butterflies will soon be fluttering by at airline gardens. Full story...
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