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Environment

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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Brunswick County boil water advisory lifted

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A drinking water advisory has been lifted for some Brunswick County residents this morning caused by a water line break. Full story...
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Local waterways face constant pollution threat

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videoWith all of our regional growth researchers say local waterways face the constant threat of pollution. Doing your part to protect them may be easier than you think. Full story...
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2007 driest year on record for NC

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video2007 was the driest year on record in North Carolina. In Wilmington we finished off the year almost two feet below normal. 2008 has gotten off to a wetter start, which is good news for area lakes including Jordan Lake, which is our main water source. Full story...
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20 years later coal spill to be cleaned up

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videoTwenty years after a train derailment in Columbus County officials are finally looking into ways to clean up the mess left behind. Full story...
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Cape Fear River swimming area contaminated

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videoSwimmers beware: county officials have deemed a popular Cape Fear River swimming site unsafe. Researchers say the waters are contaminated. Full story...
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Scrap metal facility under investigation

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videoIt all started about two weeks ago when residents of the nearby New Hope trailer park community complained to authorities about excessive noise and fumes. Full story...
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NC facing honeybee shortage

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videoMuch of the food we eat is a direct result of honeybee pollination. But North Carolina faces a honeybee shortage. This means more and more farmers crops are suffering. Full story...
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Stormwater runoff growing problem

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videoStormwater runoff has become a major issue here in southeastern North Carolina, especially in areas that are growing rapidly. Full story...
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Fight at UNCW over plans to cut 573 trees for new dorms

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More student housing is needed at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Full story...
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Going Green in the Port City

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videoIt seems more and more people are going green, but one Wilmington family has taken it to a whole new level and they want others to do the same. Full story...
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Study led by NC congressman says FEMA ignored toxic findings

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An investigation by congressional Democrats is critical of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Full story...
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