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Environment

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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Residents speak out against Titan cement plant

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videoConcerned residents packed the New Hanover County commissioners meeting Monday. Many are upset about a proposed cement plant in Castle Hayne. Full story...
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Watershed Kids Award

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Using rain gardens to filter storm water runoff is one way Gregory Elementary students are helping restore polluted Burnt Mill Creek. They planted a rain garden in front of the school to prevent flooding, and allow runoff to pass through the ground soil. Full story...
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Resident organization hopes to stop Titan Cement plant

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videoConcerned residents spoke to county commissioners at a meeting today. While an official contract hasn't been signed, Governor Easley has officially announced Titan America's plan to build a cement plant in Castle Hayne. Full story...
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City of Wilmington going green

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videoThe city of Wilmington is doing its part to help the area be a little greener. Full story...
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Recent rain leads to shellfish restrictions

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The large amount of rainfall we’ve received in the last couple of days has caused large amounts of polluted storm water runoff to flow into local waterways. Due to the danger, the Division of Marine Fisheries has closed some shellfish areas. Full story...
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New Hanover students develop low-flow toilet

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videoSome New Hanover County students are making a difference for the environment outside the classroom. And it all started with an unlikely source. Full story...
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Local farmer growing crops for fuel

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People all over the country are doing what they can to offset the rising fuel prices. One farmer in our area has an idea -- why not grow it? Full story...
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New stormawater run-off rules cause concern

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Thursday we told you about new state rules proposed to protect coastal waterways from stormwater run-off. Some members of the North Carolina Coastal Federation have concerns about how the rules are being received by county commissioners. Full story...
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Stormwater run-off major threat to waterways

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Stormwater run-off is a major threat to our waterways. Many tidal creeks are so polluted you can't swim in or collect shellfish from them. Full story...
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Groups ask for help cleaning beaches

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Before the summer rush to the beach...some local groups want you to help clean it up. Full story...
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