make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

Environment

NC Senators postpone consideration climate change bill

READ MORE:
North Carolina Senators have decided to postpone consideration of a state-sponsored science panel's warning of rising sea levels until July 2016, calling instead for more studies. Full story...
»

Leland business, owner charged with illegally disposing contaminated oil

READ MORE:
A Federal Grand Jury has returned a 19-Count Criminal Indictment charging a Leland man and his business with offenses surrounding the unlawful transportation, storage and disposal of used oil contaminated with PCBs in violation of the Toxic Substances Control Act. Full story...
»

International Surfing Day celebrates oceans, beaches

READ MORE:
videoSurfers from around the globe came together to celebrate International Surfing Day Wednesday. In Wrightsville Beach, the Surf Rider Foundation teamed up with Stop Titan to give free surf lessons and organize a beach clean up. Full story...
»

NC Senate approves sea level calculation bill

READ MORE:
The North Carolina Senate has approved a bill that ignores scientists' warnings of rising sea levels. Senators approved the bill on a 34-to-11 vote Tuesday. The measure received little fanfare and no senators spoke in opposition to the measure. Full story...
»

New Hanover Co. hires new environmental management director

READ MORE:
New Hanover County has hired a new Environmental Management Director. Joe Suleyman will have to hit the ground running, as County Commissioners gave the go-ahead this week for staff to negotiate a contract with Covanta Energy to restart the old WASTEC incinerator. Full story...
»

NC Senate panel OKs framework to regulate fracking

READ MORE:
A Senate committee has recommended a framework which the state of North Carolina should follow while legalizing a controversial form of natural gas drilling. Full story...
»

NC lawmakers promise more fracking protections

READ MORE:
North Carolina lawmakers are adding new protections for neighbors and landowners in a proposed law to legalize a form of underground gas drilling. Full story...
»

Potential smoking ban fires up again in Wrightsville Beach

READ MORE:
video The push for a smoking ban in Wrightsville Beach has fired up again. After the Board of Aldermen voted against a ban, supporters of the ban are bringing the issue back to the table. Full story...
»

Panel discusses vision for Cape Fear Riverfront

READ MORE:
video The panel, which was organized by the Cape Fear Economic Development Council, not only laid out a vision for growth in downtown Wilmington, but also the land lining the opposite side of the river. The panel was comprised of economic, legal and environmental strategists. Full story...
»

ONLY ON 3: Brunswick Nuclear Plant to blame for deaths of endangered sea turtles

READ MORE:
video Three endangered sea turtles died recently near the Brunswick Nuclear Plant in Southport. The turtles died after getting into the canal that provides cooling water for plant operations. Full story...
»

NRC releases report on potential uranium enrichment plant in Wilmington

READ MORE:
video The public got the chance Thursday night to hear more about a proposed uranium enrichment plant to be built at the GE Hitachi plant in Wilmington. Full story...
»

Turtle nesting season begins at area beaches

Nancy Busovne from the Pleasure Island Sea Turtle project stopped by "Good Morning Carolina" to talk about the start of nesting season. To volunteer and help out with their program, head to www.seaturtleproject.org

»

N. Topsail Beach uses sandbags to combat severe erosion

READ MORE:
video Topsail Reef is at the mercy of Mother Nature. The eight buildings, housing 240 homes needed protection from some major erosion, caused by a combination of Hurricane Irene, winter storms and high tides. The condo complex elected to have sandbags installed as a temporary fix. Full story...
»

ONLY ON 3: Contractors upset with Pender County Health Dept.

READ MORE:
video Controversy continues to surround the Pender County Health Department. Today the Board of Health called a meeting with many upset contractors, developers and home builders to try and quiet some of their recent permitting concerns. Full story...
»

NC Senate panel sets 1st marker for fracking laws

READ MORE:
A North Carolina legislative panel offers a proposed law that would bar a natural gas drilling method called fracking for more than two years while regulations are being developed. Full story...
»