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New Report Highlights Potential Onshore Risks of Offshore Drilling

A new report was released Wednesday about the potential onshore risks of offshore drilling.

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Offshore drilling creates these new dangers onshore, environmental report says

Devastating oil spills of the Deepwater Horizon variety aren’t the only risk posed by expanded offshore drilling in waters off the United States, a new environmental report says.

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NC Gets Poor Recycling Grade

North Carolina is failing to make progress in its recycling efforts. That's one finding from a new study released by Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center, a nonprofit. The report shows that the state and country became too reliant on exporting waste to East Asian markets, which tightened restrictions on what they would accept.

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NC Child Care Centers Must Test For Lead

Child care centers in North Carolina are now required to test for lead in their tap water.  The Commission for Public Health, the public health rulemaking body for North Carolina, has adopted a rule requiring the testing after a study of 86 centers in Central North Carolina found one in six had at least one tap with elevated lead levels.

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Guest column: Get the lead out of drinking water in our schools

By now, schoolchildren in North Carolina have brought markers, scissors, folders and other supplies to class. Yet there is one key supply that many of our children lack as they begin a new school year: safe, lead-free water at school. 

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