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11:52 pm on Saturday March 17, 2012

Swap your gas mower for and electric model at the Lawn Mower Exchange (volunteers needed)

Image by Flickr user Scorpions and CentaursEvery year S.C. residents have a chance to trade a polluting gas-powered mower for a new cordless electric mower at a discounted price.  The 2012 4th Annual Tri-County Lawn Mower Exchange is on Saturday,...
7:00 am on Friday July 1, 2011

Smoke from wildfires causing unhealthy air quality (update: more smoke today)

Image by Flickr user vladdythephotogeekUpdate July 1: The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement for today stating that, "Smoke from distant wildfires in North Carolina will impact parts of the coastal counties this morning...
3:57 am on Saturday August 7, 2010

Deal stuck between port, environmental groups to move Charleston port forward (updated)

Image by Flickr user SoulRider.222 Update August 7: The Post and Courier has followed and has a nice rounded-out report; read it here. If you were to judge by the two comments (which is a horrible cross-section of society, I know) on that story (...
4:22 pm on Thursday July 8, 2010

Report outlines extent of pollution woes at Charleston trash incinerator

Image by Flickr user AndWhyNot The Post and Courier has a write-up about a new DHEC report that outlines the extent of just how bad the former North Charleston trash-to-energy incinerator was for our region's air. Read more stories on this subject...
10:41 am on Wednesday January 27, 2010

Coastal Conservation League study: Charleston port-related pollution health costs could total $81 million

Image by Flickr user Jen SFO-BCN Though the State Ports Authority has been doing much to contend with land-based pollution from its machinery they're largely unable to regulate the nasty diesel fuel burned by cargo containers -- and the study by the...
3:45 am on Saturday August 15, 2009

Georgetown paper mill targeted by pollution lawsuit

Image by Flickr user Noel Zia Lee Image by 20090815-paper-mill.jpgCiting the release of a slew of toxic chemicals, a group has filed a class-action suit against International Paper for activities at the Georgetown paper mill.  Hop over to The Post...
1:57 pm on Monday September 22, 2008

Port report overlooks seriousness of cargo ship emissions

Image by Flickr user Jen SFO-BCN Image by 20080922pollution.jpg Ship exhaust: Not a color you want to inhale. At first glance, a report from the South Carolina State Ports Authority is seemingly good news: port related operations during 2005...
5:32 pm on Saturday September 13, 2008

Smell the fresh air

Image by 20080912breath.jpg Charleston’s odor is not a secret and has many sources: horses, paper mills, mildew, etc., but most are unaware of the dirty, damaging air they inhale. Earlier this year Charleston received an "F" by the American Lung...
6:46 am on Wednesday July 30, 2008

Charleston gets pollution-reduction grant from EPA

On Tuesday, $236,498 was awarded to Charleston County by the EPA to reduce pollution from: "on-road diesel emissions through anti-idling, retrofits and the use of alternative fuel vehicles; controlling open burning; encouraging proper disposal of...
11:42 am on Tuesday July 29, 2008

Study: Air much cleaner after smoking bans

Image by Flickr user Jacob GarciaImage by 20080729smoke.jpg How much cleaner is the air now that there's no smoking in Charleston's bars? According to a new study, about 94 percent. MUSC's Holling Cancer Center has released results of a two-year...

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