S.C. utility Santee Cooper reports that it has removed one-third of the coal ash from its Grainger coal ash pits in Conway, S.C., on the banks of the Waccamaw River. The coal ash is being removed under a settlement between clients represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center – the Waccamaw Riverkeeper, the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League, and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy – and Santee Cooper. That settlement was entered into in November of 2013, following a year and a half of litigation.
While the rapid emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria has prompted the medical community, non-profit organizations, public health officials and the national media to educate the public to the dangers of misusing and overusing antibiotics, the University of Georgia’s J. Vaun McArthur is concerned that there’s more to the problem than the misuse of common medications.
Thirty Percent Federal Tax Credit Plus Long-Term Energy Savings Add Up
The opportunity to save 30 percent up-front on the cost of attractive and functional home improvement products, as well as on the installation costs, and then save on energy costs long-term, is hard to ignore.
The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) announced an exciting new partnership for future forests. The two organizations have established a memorandum of mutual support that promotes forest management for the benefit of the nation’s forests and wildlife.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds farmers and ranchers affected by the recent floods in North and South Carolina that USDA has programs to assist with their recovery efforts. State and county staff in USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Risk Management Agency (RMA) stand ready to help.
South Carolina Not Out Of The Woods Yet: Flooding After-Effects Can Cause Health Risks in Homes and Commercial Building
How to detect and combat the serious effects of water damage after a flood
With the torrential rains associated with Hurricane Joaquin causing catastrophic flooding and dumping more than 20 inches of rain in South Carolina – an amount the state has not seen in at least 1,000 years – home and business owners across the region are now cleaning up. For homes and buildings anywhere affected by flooding, problems can continue long after the flood ends, according to Pure Air Control Services, a professional indoor environmental quality firm based in Clearwater, Fla.