ENC Features
12:12 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

New Research Finds Estuaries "Burp" CO2

Instruments measuring CO2 concentrations in the water and air.
Credit J. Crosswell, A. Joyner

Large bodies of water like the Pamlico Sound absorb carbon dioxide like a sponge.  But when a tropical storm or hurricane hits, it agitates the water releasing extensive amounts of CO2 into the air. We speak to a coastal scientist about the harmful effects of “burping estuaries.”  

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ENC Features
10:26 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Coal Ash Ponds in Eastern North Carolina

Coal ash ponds are making headlines in North Carolina, and the news isn’t good. Lee Jenkins has more on new proposed legislation and the state of coal ash pits in the eastern part of the state.

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ENC Features
10:49 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Endangered Species Act Turns 40

The Endangered Species Act is now 40 years old.  We speak with an expert about how the ESA has helped animal populations like red wolves and red-cockaded woodpeckers make a comeback in eastern North Carolina.

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ENC Features
8:56 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Proposed Fumigation Facility Raises Concerns

Methyl bromide gas is considered a hazardous air pollutant by the EPA.  A fumigation facility proposed for the Morehead City port wants to use the chemical to treat lumber before export.  We explore the issue in advance of a public meeting that has yet to be set. 

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ENC Regional News
1:58 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

More Landfill Space Could Open Up in North Carolina

North Carolina Waste disposal companies could have more room to build landfills in legislation that changes a 2007 law designed to discourage out-of-state trash from being shipped Down East. Jared Brumbaugh has more.

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ENC Features
12:33 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Onslow County Students Turn Trash Into Treasure

We explain how some Onslow County students are doing their part to help the environment by transforming their Styrofoam lunch trays into recyclable material.

Onslow County students are taking a bite out of grime, working to recycle the Styrofoam lunch trays their schools throw out every day. And, boy, do they throw out a lot of trays. According to Onslow County’s Solid Waste and Landfill Assistant Director Lisa Rider, the school district goes through over 19,000 trays in a single day. To make matters worse, the trays can remain in the landfill forever.

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ENC Features
3:57 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Pamlico County Wind Farm Project's Possible Impact on Cherry Point

This week on the Down East Journal, we explore the controversy over proposed wind energy turbines possibly interfering with Cherry Point base operations. Some say the wind projects planned for Pamlico and Beaufort counties may play into possible BRAC base closures.

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