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Over the next decade, the offshore wind industry could transform the way North Carolina gets its power. It could also mean big investments and major changes for the economy. One offshore wind farm area, off the Outer Banks, is already leased, and there are plans to install 2.5 gigawatts worth of wind turbines starting 27 miles off the coast.
After growing hemp became legal in North Carolina, people jumped at the chance to make a quick payday selling products of the cannabis plant, but that was years ago, and now that “hemp fever” has passed, only the determined remain.
A ghost forest contains the dead trunk of trees that were killed by flooding or saltwater intrusion. Coastal North Carolina has seen a lot more ghost forests appear in recent years. Scientists say sea-level rise is to blame.
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