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    News Briefs

    • World Bank To Halt Oil Development Loans

      World Bank Group announced Tuesday during the One Planet Summit in Paris that it would no longer finance upstream oil and gas, or the component of the petroleum industry that finds and produces crude oil and gas.

    • Hammocks Beach Master Plan Released

      After two years of discussion, the master plan for Hammocks Beach State Park 290-acre mainland area was released Tuesday by North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation.

    • DOE Marks $18.5M For Offshore Wind Study

      Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced Tuesday that the Department of Energy will provide $18.5 million for offshore wind research, specific to the United States, with the goal to reduce the cost.

    • Options Eliminated For Cape Fear Crossing

      Planners have rejected half of the 12 originally proposed alternative routes for a project to improve transportation around New Hanover and Brunswick counties and the North Carolina Port of Wilmington.

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    News Waves

    • News & Features

      • GenX Bills Expected During January Session

        The North Carolina General Assembly is ramping up to its return to Raleigh Jan. 10, 2018, with plans to address immediate needs related to GenX and other emerging contaminants.

      • Limited GenX Data, Public Messaging At Issue

        The science panel that advises state environmental and health secretaries is grappling with a lack of studies on health effects of GenX and how to communicate what’s known to decision-makers and the public.

    • Science

    • Our Coast

      • Our Coast’s History: Shell Castle Island

        Shell Castle Island in Ocracoke Inlet wasn’t much more than a cluster of oyster beds, but for a couple decades in early U.S. history, the wharves and warehouses that stood here were the center of maritime trade for northeastern North Carolina.

      • December Brings New Birds, Annual Count

        December brings migratory waterfowl to the N.C. coast, just in time for Audubon’s Christmas bird count, and the northeastern part of the state offers ample opportunities for bird-watching.

    • Commentary

      • The Birth of NC’s Coastal Wildlife Refuges

        Historian David Cecelski came across in the Denver Public Library a collection of letters and maps from the 1930s that provide insight into the origins of some of the state’s coastal wildlife refuges.

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    • Featured Video

      • Shoreline Project Underway In Manteo

        Manteo with the help of volunteers and private sector partner Quible & Associates worked to rebuild the shoreline using oyster shells.