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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...

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...
NCDOT's first public hearing on Cape Fear Crossing packed the cafeteria at John T. Hoggard High School. (Port City Daily/File photo)

SELC roasts NCDOT’s Cape Fear Crossing study as ‘riddled with myriad errors, omissions, and misrepresentations’

SOUTHEASTERN, N.C. --- One month after filing a lawsuit against the state for its Final Environmental Impact Statement on the Mid-Currituck Bridge, the Southern...

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...
Property owners at Freeman Park are claiming the town has failed to protect their land and are asking for a Jury Trial to halt all unauthorized activities of their land (Port City Daily/Courtesy Carolina Beach)

ICYMI – Battle for Freeman Park, sneaky bill scraps stormwater regs, Surf City ‘megadecks’

This week, we took at two-part deep dive into the lawsuits between Carolina Beach and private property owners at Freeman Park. The town wants...

New lameduck law, overriding Cooper’s veto, appears to push back stormwater regulations

RALEIGH, N.C. --- A new law, passed after an overridden veto two days after Christmas, appears to weaken stormwater regulations across the state ---...
International Paper's Riegelwood facility is about 20 miles upstream from Wilmington. (Port City Daily photo / Courtesy Google)

International Paper, which helped push for Cape Fear ‘swamp’ reclassification, up for new permit

REIGELWOOD, N.C. --- International Paper is applying to renew the air pollution permit for its Riegelwood facility, including a request to increase emission of...

3 days vs. 3 months? Regulatory structure makes it tougher to protect wetlands

(Author’s note: This is part two of a three-part series examining southeastern North Carolina’s hardened shoreline.) SOUTHEASTERN, N.C.—When it comes to coastal erosion, it's easy...
Structures that "harden" the shoreline, like this wooden bulkhead in Wrightsville Beach, contribute to habitat loss of the natural wetland in low wave energy areas. (Port City Daily/Johanna Ferebee)

What does it mean that our shoreline is ‘hardening?’ It’s not good

(Author's note: This is part one of a three-part series examining southeastern North Carolina's hardened shoreline.) SOUTHEASTERN, N.C.—Every year, the North Carolina coast is getting...
Joe Suleyman, New Hanover County's director of environmental management, hopes more businesses and organizations will contribute food waste to the county's existing compost facility. (Port City Daily photo /JOHANNA FEREBEE)

As landfill grows, New Hanover County’s composting program needs food

Each landfill cell costs $300,000 an acre to build, not including the price to purchase land. This is a section of...