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Environment

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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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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