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Environment

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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President Bush lifts ban on offshore drilling

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President Bush has lifted an executive ban on offshore oil drilling. Full story...
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Decline in sea turtle population

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videoNew research shows the sea turtle population is more threatened than ever. Some scientists say commercial fishing is to blame. Full story...
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North Carolina company trying to switch to plastic made from bio-safe corn

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For one Winston-Salem company, oil and water just don't mix. Full story...
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Phone book recycling for New Hanover County

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New phone books will be arriving soon. It’s easy to recycle phone books all year around. Full story...
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Former Marine still seeking justice for those exposed to contaminated water

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videoResults of study to determine if water exposure and health conditions are linked. Full story...
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Finishing touches being put on areas "greenest" home

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Builders are putting the finishing touches on what they're calling the greenest home in this half of the state. Full story...
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CFCC students using vegetable oil as fuel

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Using alternative fuel sources can be a good way to save the environment and money. Cape Fear Community College student Jonathan Davison is learning that first-hand. Full story...
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Students working to produce biodiesel from algae

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videoA Brunswick Community College project is encouraging students to think outside the box to develop an alternative fuel resource. Full story...
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Titan cement plant could affect wetlands

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If the past is any indication, a new cement plant in northern New Hanover County could harm the area's environment.

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Sea turtles released into the Atlantic

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videoIt was graduation day for some sea turtles in Topsail Island. Volunteers for the Sea Turtle Hospital released 16 turtles back to the ocean this morning. Full story...
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Trail being built to connect parts of Wilmington

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videoAre you looking for a way to get around town without using gas? Monday, Wilmington residents had a chance to learn more about the planned Cross-City Trail linking parts of Wilmington with Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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