Environment
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DENR issues directive to clean up coal ash
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:14pm.

videoNorth Carolina's environmental agency is asking Duke Energy to submit plans for moving coal ash from four of its waste pits. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources also issued Duke a directive Wednesday to increase drinking water testing at the company's ash dumps.

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Feds reduce area in Atlantic Ocean for wind farm plans off NC coast
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Wed, 08/13/2014 - 7:27am.

videoThe US Department of Interior has reduced the areas of the Atlantic Ocean where turbines can be built, dealing a potential blow to North Carolina's hopes for wind farms off the coast.

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Paper or plastic? In Carolina Beach, you could no longer have an option
Submitted by Sara Hopkins on Tue, 08/12/2014 - 5:15pm.

videoCarolina Beach is taking the lead on an environmental effort to "rise above plastic." Town council will discuss a possible ordinance against plastic bags tonight. After decades of public education, the Cape Fear Surf Rider Foundation says it's time for action.

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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: The end of summer forecast
Submitted by Daniel Seamans on Thu, 08/07/2014 - 8:00pm.

video WWAY's George Elliot looks at what we could see and feel as we go into the end of the summer season.

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US appeals panel reverses Outer Banks bridge work
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Wed, 08/06/2014 - 7:53pm.

A unanimous federal appeals court panel is overturning North Carolina's plans to save money by simply replacing a crucial Outer Banks bridge while chunks of the island where traffic passes is threatened by rising waves.

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Environmentalists laud EPA's Clean Power Plan
Submitted by Sara Hopkins on Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:19pm.

videoEnvironmental activists are sounding off on the EPA's Clean Power Plan. At a news conference today in Wilmington, speakers praised Duke Energy for already taking steps to reduce pollution by switching to natural gas.

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McCrory signs Common Core changes into law
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Tue, 07/22/2014 - 6:50pm.

Common Core curriculum standards for North Carolina schools will be rewritten under a bill signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory. McCrory signed the bill Tuesday along with four others. He said the Common Core bill does not officially repeal the federal standards but will review and improve them.

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Report: Higher seas mean extreme floods in NC, SC
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Mon, 07/21/2014 - 6:59pm.

Rising sea levels will mean extreme floods along the coast of the Carolinas in coming years with billions of dollars in property in danger according to new reports from a nonprofit group of scientists.

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Coast Guard brings in sick woman off NC coast
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Mon, 07/21/2014 - 6:45pm.

The Coast Guard has flown a woman ashore who became ill on a boat about 14 miles southwest of Atlantic Beach.

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Oil and gas exploration moves forward in Atlantic
Submitted by Chris Brown on Fri, 07/18/2014 - 8:28pm.

videoThe Obama administration announced the first step toward oil and natural gas exploration off the Atlantic coast.

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