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  • Salty Pamlico provides home for sea creatures

    Local reports of jellyfish flooded in after the weekend of July 29th for many locations along the Pamlico River. The reports indicated that both sea nettles and ctenophores (comb jellies) were found in the mainstem of the Pamlico upstream to Washington Park as well as the mouths of many tributaries.

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  • Action Alert: Stop Legislators From Giving Oil Companies Eminent Domain

    Science Dies, Fossil Fuel Interest Rise. Tell members to remove a handout to oil pipeline industry By Matthew Starr, Upper Neuse Riverkeeper The North Carolina legislature is back in Raleigh today for the first of (3) of scheduled “special sessions”. Today, they are likely to bring up their annual “pollute

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  • Volunteers Needed for Parasite Research!

    Help Dr. Blakeslee at ECU with her team’s research! From Dr. Blakeslee: We are collecting parasites from the small fish and snails that live in our tidal creeks using the collecting device below. We are interested in seeing if different types of shorelines have different kinds of parasites and what

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  • Action Alert: Tell Your Legislators – Sustain Gov. Cooper’s Veto!

    Governor Cooper recently vetoed H576, Allow Aerosolization of Leachate. (What we’ve been referring to as the “garbage juice” bill.) This bill would force the Department of Environment Quality to allow the spraying of landfill wastewater into the air (known as Aerosolization) without a permit. Whats even more troubling is that

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  • Atlantic Coast Pipeline Public Hearings on State Water Quality Permit

    The North Carolina Division of Water Quality announced this month they will be holding two public hearings regarding the 401 Water Quality permit for impacts associated with the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. This permit is required for the impact to almost 500 acres of wetlands and many miles of streams. Impacts

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