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Environmentalists condemn Wilmington wood pellet exporter whose mission is to reduce CO2 emissions

A crew of environmental advocates sits aboard the Henrietta during a “cut carbon, not forests” river cruise Saturday, aimed at targeting...

Brunswick County power plant notorious for questionable environmental practices shutters

The Capital Power plant in Southport will cease operations at the end of the day Wednesday. (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy of...

Duke Energy will pay for some of coal ash cleanup, but customers still footing most of the bill

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officers take core samples of the Dan River after the 2014 Duke Energy spill that dumped...
In 2017, New Hanover County reclassified 11 heavy industrial uses as light industry, placing them in a zoning district with looser regulations. Those industries included cement plants, like that now-abandoned Titan plant. (Port City Daily photo / Benjamin Schachtman)

Warning of the next Chemours, environmental groups rally for industrial code update three years after rule change

In 2017 New Hanover County reclassified 11 heavy industrial uses as light industry, placing them in a zoning district with looser...
The Northeast Wastewater Treatment Plant, which discharges treated wastewater into the Cape Fear River visible from the I-140 Bypass, is consistently operating critically near its state-permitted capacity. (Port City Daily photo/Johanna Ferebee)

Lower Cape Fear River may finally ditch ‘swamp’ classification

A 15-mile stretch of the lower Cape Fear River has been designated as "swamp waters" since 2015. (Port City Daily photo/Johanna...

NC State looking at Wilmington’s Greenfield Lake for state-funded ‘floating wetland islands’ project

If the university team moves forward with the location it will install floating islands on the northern arm of Greenfield Lake,...

The EPA just rolled back protections for wetlands. What does it mean for Cape Fear region?

Streams temporarily filled by stormwater and wetlands that do not have a direct surface water connection to water bodies may soon...

Two Cape Fear breweries receive state environmental awards for biodegradable plastic, solar initiatives

Salty Turtle has joined more than 50 other breweries across the world in using the E6PR biodegradable 4-pack and 6-pack holders...
The last street sweep, held just six weeks after Hurricane Florence, resulted in more than 300 trash bags of debris. (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy Town of Surf City)

Surf City Street Sweep final push to clean up Florence debris before summer season

SURF CITY --- The town is calling for the community's help for one final push to clean street litter and remaining debris from Hurricane...

New Hanover County Planning Board to vote on Castle Hayne sand mine with toxic-waste issues

NEW HANOVER COUNTY --- In New Hanover County Planning Board's first meeting of the year, board members will hear a case with a legacy...