Environment
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Corps of Engineers does emergency dredging on Bald Head Island channel
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Wed, 04/04/2012 - 9:44pm.

The Army Corps of Engineers had to do emergency dredging of the channel off the coast of Bald Head Island. Last week, river pilots discovered what they call a speed bump in the area of Reach Two. The speed bump caused the channel to not have the depth safe for commercial shipping traffic.

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NC environment agency: email on fracking is fake
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 03/27/2012 - 12:59pm.

North Carolina's environmental agency says someone is trying to confuse the public about its recent report saying a natural gas drilling technique can be safe with the right precautions.

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NC agency hears from public on fracking study
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 03/27/2012 - 8:11am.

The state environmental agency is listening to the public's response to a natural gas drilling technique that could create jobs but carries pollution risks.

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NC Air Toxics Program changes get Perdue's backing
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 03/22/2012 - 11:59am.

A top environmental regulator says North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue generally supports a legislative proposal to exempt industrial plants from state pollution reduction rules if they already must comply with federal rules involving certain chemicals.

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UNCW students recycle trash into palm trees
Submitted by IE on Wed, 03/21/2012 - 3:10pm.

Some UNC Wilmington students put the idea of turning trash into treasure into practice today. Students worked together to build palm trees out of recyclable materials found around campus. The campus dining collected boxes, can lids and two-liter soda bottles to construct the trees.

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NC regulators: Fracking is safe with right rules
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 03/16/2012 - 3:22pm.

North Carolina's environmental agency says a high-pressure drilling technique to free underground natural gas deposits can be safe if lawmakers adopt the right precautions.

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Group rallies in opposition to Titan, air permit
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Sun, 03/04/2012 - 9:41pm.

videoOver a hundred residents of New Hanover County gathered today to rally in opposition to Titan. The cement company took a significant step towards coming to Castle Hayne earlier this week when they were issued an air quality permit by the DAQ. Protestors say they are not happy with the permit and plan to end the momentum that Titan is building.

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Greenpeace protesting at NC Progress Energy plant
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 02/13/2012 - 12:16pm.

Some Greenpeace protesters have climbed a smokestack that towers over a power plant near Asheville.

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NC offshore energy panel: Drilling prospects iffy
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 02/08/2012 - 4:29pm.

A science panel advising Gov. Bev Perdue on offshore energy development says oil and gas drilling is unlikely in waters within North Carolina's authority, but the coast has some of the best East Coast locations for wind power.

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New Greenpeace 'Rainbow Warrior' flagship coming to Southport
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 02/07/2012 - 12:19pm.

On February 11th the new Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior flagship will arrive in Southport. The custom built vessel has recently arrived from Europe and is one of the most advanced sailing ships in the world.

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