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Environment

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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Treefest gives seedlings to community

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Friday folks had the chance to get some green, without it costing any. Full story...
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Navy won't build practice landing field near NC wildlife reserve

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Navy officials said Tuesday they will not build a practice jet landing field near a wildlife reserve in eastern North Carolina, a site widely opposed by local residents, environmentalists and state officials. Full story...
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Area gets much needed rain

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Gray skies mean much needed rain. Experts say it was just the kind of rain we need to help us begin to recover from the drought. Full story...
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Kure Beach must remove sandbags

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Sandbags that have protected the riggings condominiums in kure beach for more than 20 years must be removed. Full story...
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Reducing stormwater runoff may run down property values

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The state's Environmental Management Commission is trying to clean up our waterways but it may be at home owners' expense. Full story...
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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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