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Court Stops U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service from Capturing and Killing Wild Red Wolves

Court Stops U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service from Capturing and Killing Wild Red Wolves
World’s population down to 29 known wild red wolves after USFWS ended protective efforts

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina issued a preliminary injunction that orders the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to stop capturing and killing—and authorizing private landowners to capture and kill—members of the rapidly dwindling population of wild red wolves. On behalf of Defenders of Wildlife, the Animal Welfare Institute and the Red Wolf Coalition, the Southern Environmental Law Center argued in a court hearing on September 14 that a preliminary injunction was needed to stop the agency from harming these native wolves in the wild. Earlier that week, the agency announced its proposal to remove most members of the world’s only wild population of red wolves that roam a five county area in northeastern North Carolina and put them into captivity, abandoning all protective efforts except in one refuge where one pack lives and in a bombing range.

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Two North Carolina Companies Honored as EPA’s SmartWay Green Leaders in the Freight Industry

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced two North Carolina-based companies are among the 2016 winners of the SmartWay® Excellence Awards honoring logistic companies and shippers in the retail and manufacturing sectors. Lowe’s Companies Inc. in Wilkesboro, N.C., and Transportation Insight LLC in Hickory, N.C., were both recognizing as top-performing SmartWay shipper partners that demonstrate how businesses can mitigate their carbon footprints and contribute to cleaner, healthier air, while saving on fuel costs as they move goods across America.

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Cree Named Cleveland Browns Official Lighting Partner

Cree, Inc. has been named the exclusive Official Lighting Partner of the Cleveland Browns. Cree, Inc. has been named the exclusive Official Lighting Partner of the Cleveland Browns. Cree and the Browns have partnered to continue to deliver a better fan experience with recent lighting improvements made to the Cree branded gate at FirstEnergy Stadium. This season, fans will enjoy a better lighting experience with new Cree® LED lighting installed throughout the gate, as well as a new escalator wrap that gives fans bright ideas for saving with LED lighting while having fun on game-day.

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Norway divests roughly $350 million out of Duke Energy Stock

Early in September, Norway's sovereign wealth fund divested out of Duke Energy. In a divestment that was forewarned about but still a large hit to Duke Energy and its shareholders, the signal is clear. Energy companies who are not coming up to speed on clean energy are becoming a liability instead of a trusted solid stock as in generations past.

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$6.3 Billion in Clean Energy Investments Spurring Local Economies throughout North Carolina

2016 RTI International report confirms clean energy investments doubled over past two years; rural communities benefiting most

Clean energy, which includes renewable energy and energy efficiency, is a good investment for the state of North Carolina with $1.64 in revenues returned to state and local governments for every $1 of state incentive claimed, a report released from RTI International confirms.

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