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Volunteers 'mob' Airlie Gardens to plant trees

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videoAirlie Gardens got a little greener today. Volunteers came out for the first ever "tree mob." They planted more than four-hundred trees around the grounds. Full story...
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Officials investigate coal ash spill in Eden

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State and federal environmental officials are continuing their investigations of a spill of coal ash into the Dan River in Rockingham County. Full story...
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Duke Energy reports coal-ash spill

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Duke Energy says a pipe under a coal ash pond has broken releasing an unknown amount of coal ash into the Dan River in Rockingham County. Full story...
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Fish to help Wilmington keep Greenfield Lake clean

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videoGreenfield Lake is one of Wilmington's natural gems. Keeping the water clean and helping wildlife thrive is one of the city's main goals. Full story...
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Happening this weekend: StriperFest Events

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video The StriperFest fun begins Friday night and continues through Saturday. See the whole interview to get all the details on free fun! Full story...
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2014 means lights out for incandescent bulbs

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videoCome tomorrow, the federal government is flipping the switch on the incandescent light bulb. By law, the production of the bulbs must stop across the country, so it's lights out for 60- and 40-watt incandescent bulbs. Full story...
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New natural gas power plant up and running

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videoThe new Duke Energy Progress natural gas plant is now up and running at the Sutton site on US 421 near Wilmington. The new plant replaced the retired coal plant Nov. 27. Full story...
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Transportation secretary blames environmentalists for bridge woes

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NC Department of Transportation Secretary Tony Tata says efforts to block construction of a replacement for the Bonner Bridge are to blame for the current problems. Full story...
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Buyer: No current plans to develop Hofmann Forest

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The proposed buyer of a massive research forest owned by North Carolina State University is distancing itself from a leaked prospectus suggesting it would clear cut much of the woodland for a golf course, homes and farms. Full story...
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NC State sells Hofmann Forest near Jacksonville for $150 million

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Trustees of NC State University's Endowment Fund have agreed to sell the 79,000-acre Hofmann Forest near Jacksonville to an Illinois-based agribusiness company for $150 million. Full story...
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Climate panel: warming 'extremely likely' man-made

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A landmark report by an international scientific panel says it's "extremely likely" that human activity is the dominant cause of global warming. Full story...
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Titan gets air permit victory, but issue far from settled

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videoA state judge has ruled in favor of Titan America and the state, upholding the cement company's air permit from 2012 for its proposed cement plant in Castle Hayne. Full story...
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EPA to start Superfund cleanup at old P&W Waste Oil in Navassa

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U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials announced plans today to begin a Superfund hazardous substance removal at the P&W Waste Oil Superfund Site. The Site is located at 10518 Royster Road, Leland, Brunswick County, which is in Navassa city limits. Full story...
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NC hearing about ending some auto emissions tests

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North Carolina's environment agency wants public input on plans to eliminate vehicle emissions testing for cars and light trucks that are less than three years old and have less than 70,000 miles. Full story...
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Environmental groups file suit about Sutton Plant pollution

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videoEnvironmental groups today filed a federal lawsuit against Duke Energy Progress. They want the power company to clean up its toxic coal ash pollution of Sutton Lake near Wilmington and coal ash pollution of groundwater at its Sutton Plant. Full story...
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