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9:47 am on Saturday September 21, 2013

South Carolina's oyster, shellfish season returns October 1

Seafood lovers have another reason to be happy: clam and oyster season in South Carolina coastal waters opens one-half hour before sunrise on Monday, October 1. The recreational and commercial oyster and clam seasons is slated to remain open through...
9:48 pm on Wednesday September 11, 2013

Coastal wind energy in Southeast could be big, but far off

While the Southeast coast could tap much energy from coastal winds, don't expect any major developments in the near future.
8:55 am on Friday August 23, 2013

Shrimp farming struggles under its own toxic burden

As though you needed more reason to eat shrimp from local Lowcountry waters. A highlight from a report in Harper's Weekly about the dire state of many foreign shrimp farming operations: An estimated 90 percent of Mexico’s shrimp farms are on the Sea...
12:20 pm on Monday March 25, 2013

Greener stormwater management could bring new features to Beaufort neighborhood

When rain runs off the driveways, streets, or any other unclean surface, it will pickup any toxic pollutants it comes in contact with into our marshes. With that in mind the EPA reviewed drainage conditions in Beaufort's Northwest Quadrant...
9:02 am on Saturday March 9, 2013

S.C. DNR climate report sheds light on state's warming environment

Image by Flickr user kuyman Although the climate warming report by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources was shelved, it does shed light on how the environement is being impacted already, like more white ibis birds, more dolphin fish earlier in...
11:42 am on Tuesday March 5, 2013

S.C. DNR climate report sheds light on state's warming environment

Although the climate warming report by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources was shelved, it does shed light on how the environement is being impacted already, like more white ibis birds, more dolphin fish earlier in the season, and higher...
5:51 am on Friday February 15, 2013

Beaufort mayor voices opposition to offshore drilling

As talk of exploring South Carolina's offshore oil and natural gas reserves returns, Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling is voicing concerns.
2:07 am on Wednesday December 26, 2012

How to recycle that Christmas tree and assorted holiday consumables

Image by Flickr user katielehart Christmas has come, and if you bought a chopped-down tree you're likely itching to ditch it. Charleston County residents can recycle their trees by leaving them curb-side for yard waste pick-up and they will be...
5:04 am on Thursday December 20, 2012

Environmental groups file suit against Santee Cooper (Update: lawsuit a go, plants to close by year end)

Flickr User: inneedofhelp08 update at the bottom First Report 6/7/12: State-owned Santee Cooper is facing a law suit over discharges of toxic arsenic which environmental groups say is draining into the Waccamaw River in Conway.  The lawsuit comes in...
10:36 pm on Thursday December 13, 2012

Charleston County Council votes to build I-526

Instead of passing the road project to the City of Charleston, on Thursday night Charleston County Council voted to build the much-debated I-526 section through Johns and James islands. The vote was 5-4. Many reports abound, but I'll point you to...

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