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Environment

Nesting numbers drop for some shore birds

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Tallies from this year show that nesting numbers for certain birds have declined by as much as thirteen percent since 2004. Full story...
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As seagrasses expand, state considers new rules to protect them

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Coastal researchers say underwater seagrasses are moving into areas where they haven't been seen in years. Full story...
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Dreaming of a green Christmas

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It's unlikely southeast North Carolina will experience a white Christmas this year. Full story...
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Gore urges action on climate change during Nobel ceremony

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Al Gore told the audience at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony that it's "time to make peace with the planet." Full story...
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City gets hybrid cars

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The city of Wilmington is going green on the road. The city purchased the first of seven new Toyota Prius gas-electric hybrid cars for its fleet. Full story...
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Some students against UNCW development

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videoThere are plans to build four buildings for on-campus housing and a parking deck. Those will be built on what is currently 15 acres of forest that some students don't want to see gone. Full story...
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Officials warn of polluted New River water

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State officials are warning the public to avoid contact with portions of the New River in Onslow County because of sewage pollution. Full story...
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Contaminated Camp Lejeune water supply explained

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videoMore than 75,000 Marines and their families were exposed to toxic tap water that contained the chemicals TCE and PCE. But what exactly are those chemicals? Full story...
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Coastal experts discuss sea levels

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videoDespite the lack of rain here, sea levels are rising and beaches are disappearing. Hundreds of coastal experts are in Carolina Beach this week discussing what can be done to stop it. Full story...
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Household waste collection day is Saturday

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You've heard of spring cleaning. How about fall cleaning to get rid of hazardous materials? Full story...
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N.C. to get $1.8 million for environment

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More than $1.8 million in grants will go to improve water quality, protect North Carolina rivers and help farmers clean up hog lagoons, state officials announced today. Full story...
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State panel makes recommendations to fight global warming

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A panel advising the state Legislature on ways to develop a global warming plan to reduce greenhouse gases has made more than 50 recommendations. Full story...
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Gore 'deeply honored' by Nobel Peace Prize

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Al Gore says he is "deeply honored" to be named co-recipient of this year's Nobel Peace Prize. Full story...
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Report: Overfishing getting worse

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Over-fishing is becoming more and more of threat to Carolina waters. That's according to a report released Wednesday by Environment North Carolina, a statewide environmental organization. Full story...
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Local marina recognized for helping environment

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A local marina is being recognized for its dedication to the helping the environment. Full story...
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