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    NC Environmental Policy Talks Mostly Secret

    In recognition of Sunshine Week, the annual celebration of access to public information, our Kirk Ross examines how the people’s work too often happens behind closed doors in Raleigh.

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    Independence Day on the NC Coast

    A July Fourth fireworks display lights up the boardwalk at Carolina Beach, one of many North Carolina beach communities that celebrated the holiday with fireworks over the water. Photo: Kirk Ross

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    The Black Boxes Around Environmental Bills

    As Sunshine Week draws to a close, CRO’s legislative reporter Kirk Ross shares his experience in covering the oft-cloaked legislative process in the N.C. General Assembly.

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    Forum to Spotlight PFAS Scientists, Research

    Scientists monitoring pollutants known as per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances will be on hand to answer questions about the environmental and health risks during a free forum in May.

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    CRO Brings Home 26 NC Press Awards

    Coastal Review Online won 26 awards, including a first-place award for general excellence, Thursday from the North Carolina Press Association for news coverage during 2018.

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    Legislative Action On GenX, PFAS Still On Hold

    Although GenX remains in the Cape Fear region’s drinking water supply, the legislature has taken a nearly yearlong pause in addressing the problem.

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    Health, Environment Central In Cooper’s Plan

    Gov. Roy Cooper unveiled his proposed 2019-20 budget this week, a spending plan that would among other things overhaul water and sewer infrastructure across the state and upgrade DEQ labs.

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    2018 Dominated by GenX, Florence, Election

    The past year brought Hurricane Florence, one of the state’s worst natural disasters, record turnout for the election, and continued efforts to manage GenX contamination.

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    Cooper Says It’s Time to Fight Climate Change

    The North Carolina Climate Change Interagency Council met for the first time Dec. 19 to begin forming strategies to lower greenhouse gas emissions and to make the state a leader in the fight against global warming.

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    Hundreds of Derelict Boats in Storm’s Wake

    As communities continue to clean up from Hurricane Florence, officials are turning to the problem of derelict and abandoned vessels that sank or washed ashore during the storm.