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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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Proposed sea turtle protections could mean more red tape for beaches

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videoSome federal agencies are stepping up and proposing new ways to protect loggerhead sea turtles. But the possible new regulations are getting strong opposition from area beaches. Full story...
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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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