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Environment

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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Verizon hosts annual electronics recycling event

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Tomorrow Wilmington's Verizon Wireless Call Center will host its annual Electronics Recycling Rally. Everything Verizon collects is sent to recyclers who dispose of the items and has zero effect on landfills. Full story...
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Environmentalists want slowdown on NC Senate bill

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North Carolina environmental groups want the Senate to slow down a bill that would roll back state and local environmental regulations that are tougher than federal standards. Full story...
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Local salon clips for world record attempt, Surfrider Foundation

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A Wilmington salon joins forces with an international organization in an effort to set a world record, all to raise funds for clean water. Hypnotix Spalon is teaming up with Aveda for a global cut-a-thon on Earth Day to attempt the world record for the most money raised for hair cuts in a 24-hour period. Full story...
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Report shows offshore drilling could be big business, but hurt fishing, tourism

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video Fishing and tourism are two multi-million dollar industries in North Carolina, but Dr. Mike Walden's new study says there could be even more money to be made if the coastline had a slightly different view featuring drilling wells. Full story...
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Local leaders advocate for offshore wind

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Senator Kay Hagan and Representatives David Price and Mike McIntyre have joined the call for offshore wind development in North Carolina. Full story...
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New River Inlet project done

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videoThe Town of North Topsail Beach has successfully completed its New River Inlet Channel Realignment Project. This effort benefits commercial and recreational boaters and the residents of the Town who reside at its north end. Full story...
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McCrory says he backs wind farms off NC coast

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video Gov. Pat McCrory is telling the Obama administration that he supports plans that could one day see wind turbine towers poking out of the Atlantic Ocean miles off the North Carolina coast. Full story...
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Tidal Creek Co-op offers electric car charging stations

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video Electric vehicle drivers can charge their battery while shopping for groceries at Tidal Creek Cooperative Food Market. The specialty grocery store teamed up with Progress Energy Carolinas to install the charging stations across from their bio-fuel station. Full story...
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CFEDC addresses economic impact of Titan

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videoThe Titan Cement plant has been billed as a jobs creator for the Cape Fear region, but to this point no concrete studies had been performed to back that statement up. That is until the Cape Fear Economic Development Council stepped in and commissioned a study. Full story...
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Bellamy Mansion goes back to the future to save water

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video The more than 150-year-old Bellamy Mansion is becoming greener. Using old technology from when the mansion was first built, an irrigation company is reactivating the original brick water cistern. Full story...
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Sandy halts oyster harvesting in the Cape Fear area

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video Oyster season only opened a few weeks ago, but this past weekend the state's Marine Fisheries Division put a halt to harvesting in New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick Counties. Bill Moller, owner of Natures Way Farm and Seafood in Hampstead, says it has definitely hurt business. Full story...
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Cape Fear Museum welcomes mollusk mania

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Seashell enthusiast from all over North Carolina flocked to the Cape Fear Museum for the 2012 North Carolina Shell Show. Full story...
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Progress Energy to retire coal-fired power plant

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North Carolina's main electric company is shutting down a coal-burning power plant near Goldsboro as it shifts to generating power with cleaner natural gas. Full story...
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GE-Hitachi named 'Wildlife at Work' site

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When you think nuclear fuel manufacturing facility, you probably don't think wildlife preservation. But GE-Hitachi now displays a sign after being named a "Wildlife at Work" site by the Wildlife Habitat Council. Full story...
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