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Environment

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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Update: GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy wants to bring Uranium enrichment plant to Wilmington

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videoThe uranium plant was the topic of many questions and concerns Thursday night at UNCW. Right now, GE gets enriched uranium from outside companies. The company wants to enrich its own uranium. The plant would bring plenty of jobs and environmental concerns. Full story...
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Local bird sanctuary thriving

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videoFerry Slip Island is home to thousands of coastal birds. Even though it is man made, people are usually not allowed. They made an exception today. Full story...
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NC legislators approve more money to help oyster population

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videoOysters are one of nature's ways to clean our waters. State legislators just approved more than $6 million to help oyster populations. Full story...
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Titan America applies for air quality permit

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videoTitan America has applied for an air quality permit for that proposed and controversial facility in Castle Hayne. Full story...
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Legislature passes new storm water rules

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New storm-water rules for 20 coastal counties are on the way. Full story...
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