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33193
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North Carolina Natural Resources and Community Development announced a series of nutrient-removal study grants to help local communities control discharges of nitrogen and phosphorus into Jordan Lake and Falls of the Neuse Lake watersheds. The grants stem from a growing concern about possible extensive growth of nuisance blue-green algae in the two reservoirs.
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33194
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Several major cities in North Carolina and the Water Resources Research Institute have formed a new cooperative research venture called the Urban Water Consortium. Toxic chemicals and nutrients in wastewaters from municipalities will be high-priority issues, and a variety of other problems in urban water management will also be investigated.
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33196
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Governor Jim Martin proclaimed June as Rivers Month in North Carolina, and the fourth annual celebration of the state’s freshwater rivers and streams. Over fifty river-related events were sponsored by local river groups, parks and recreation offices, and outing clubs throughout the state. Activities included white-water rafting and canoeing, river cleanups, a concert series, festivals, and canoe trips.
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33197
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With landfills in North Carolina counties filling up fast, officials are looking to alternative methods of waste disposal. Mecklenburg County is investigating waste-to-energy plants that would take garbage and burn it to produce steam and electricity or ferment it to produce ethanol, a gasoline additive.
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33195
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The 1985 crop season in North Carolina began extremely dry. Small grains suffered the most early in the season, and continued to deteriorate from drought. The dryness allowed progress in land preparation and early planting of Irish potatoes, cabbage and cool season garden crops.