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Revised air permit means more time, higher emissions for cement plant

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A revised air quality permit means Titan America has more time to start construction on the cement plant it wants to build in Castle Hayne and a higher limit for emissions from the proposed facility. Full story...
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Discussions continue on how to protect, regulate mouth of Cape Fear River

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videoThe Cape Fear River is both an environmental resource and an economic engine in our area. A meeting today continued the discussion about how best to protect and regulate the mouth of the river and the area around it. Full story...
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Study offers view of what turbines may look like off our coast

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videoThe horizon off some beaches may soon change in Brunswick County, all in the name of renewable energy. Large wind turbines may be coming our way. Some people say they think its cool. Others say they are eyesores. Full story...
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Locals react to study that says sea levels on the rise

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video Scientists say rising temperatures worldwide could soon lead to rising tides in and around the Port City. Residents are concerned and so are scientists. They say it could happen as early as 2030. Full story...
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Study: Sea level rise could impact Wilmington in next few decades

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video Rising temperatures worldwide could soon lead to rising tides in and around the Port City. A recent study by the National Academy of Sciences says sea level is on the rise and unless we change the way we do things today there may not be a way to stop it. Full story...
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Public hearing scheduled for proposed Bladen Co. biomass energy facility

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The state has scheduled a Sept. 4 public hearing to gather comments on an air quality permit for a proposed biomass energy plant in Bladen County. Full story...
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Company, owner to pay $19M for Leland Superfund site, back taxes

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A company and its owner have pleaded guilty in federal court for violations of environmental regulations that led to a Superfund site in Leland. Full story...
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NC Senate wrapping up work for week

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The North Carolina Senate plans more work on taxes, abortion regulations and environmental rules before it adjourns for the long July 4 weekend. Full story...
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Public hearing scheduled for Aug. 5 on Revised Air Permit for Titan Plant

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Titan America/Carolinas Cement Co. has applied to modify its permit to operate a Portland cement manufacturing plant at 6411 Ideal Cement Road in Castle Hayne. The state Division of Air Quality has prepared a revised draft permit that sets limits for all applicable air quality standards for the proposed facility. Full story...
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NC Senate bill adds divisive new fracking measures

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What's often considered an annual environmental housecleaning bill in the North Carolina Legislature is drawing fierce criticism after some new provisions on hydraulic fracturing were added. Full story...
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Environmentalists question goal of 2011 Titan America land purchase

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video It appears Titan America is looking to cement its plans in New Hanover County. The company's plant near Castle Hayne may be one step closer to becoming economically viable thanks to a land purchase kept quiet for years. Full story...
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UPDATE: Wilmington residents outraged by stolen Venus Flytraps

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videoAlderman Park was a place that students from nearby Alderman Elementary could come to view the Venus Flytraps' beauty, and learn about the carnivorous plants, up until now. Full story...
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Treatment to fight hydrilla in Lake Waccamaw set to start

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videoTreatment will start next month to fight what the state calls a significant hydrilla infestation at Lake Waccamaw State Park, according to the NC Division of Parks and Recreation. Full story...
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Wilmington cleans up old gas station to spur redevelopment

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videoThe City of Wilmington is clearing the site of an old gas station to help spur development in the neighborhood. Full story...
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Report: NC beaches, waterways had fourth most trash in US

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videoThe non-profit Ocean Conservancy's annual cleanup report ranks North Carolina fourth in the United States in the amount of waste picked up on public beaches and waterways. Full story...
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