Environment

Education

Benjamin, Pastides ‘still in’ on Paris climate accord

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin and USC President Harris Pastides signed an open letter titled “We Are Still In,” pledging to will supply “leadership” required to fulfill the United States’ role in the Paris Agreement.

Environment

Using "ping-pong balls" of fire to start controlled burns

Intentionally set blazes, in some cases started by shooting small fire bombs from helicopters into the forest, not only improve habitat for ground nesting birds such as wild turkeys, but they clear brush that makes the threat of catastrophic fires worse on federal lands, state and federal officials say.

Environment

South Carolina man dubbed "the fastest deer skinner around"

David Soto has become an internet sensation for having the rare ability to skin a deer in minutes. David works in Dalzell, S.C. at peach Orchard Processing, where they sell a knife named after him, "the Davide Blade." Videos of him skinning deer have attracted millions of viewers on outdoors websites. WARNING: This video contains graphic content.

Environment

Chronic wasting disease and South Carolina's deer herd

Chronic wasting disease is a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy of white-tailed deer. It is referred to as the mad cow disease of deer. DNR wildlife biologist Charles Ruth talks about the disease and how it affects the South Carolina deer herd. Video by Matt Walsh, footage submitted by DNR

Environment

How the flood of 2015 changed the lives of children in Columbia

17 people died in the October 2015 South Carolina flood. Hundreds of families were displaced while their homes were torn down and rebuilt after being flooded or inundated with mold in the wake of the storm. University of South Carolina professor Patrice Franz Penney explains how the traumatic events of the storm affected children 1 year later.

Environment

Family wants closure a year after 2015 flood death

It took two days to recover Sampson "Twon" Pringle’s body after he was swept away by flood waters in October 2015. Firefighters found him in Cary Lake, just downstream from where his truck broke down. Pringle left behind Smith, two daughters, his mother and two sisters.

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Using "ping-pong balls" of fire to start controlled burns

Intentionally set blazes, in some cases started by shooting small fire bombs from helicopters into the forest, not only improve habitat for ground nesting birds such as wild turkeys, but they clear brush that makes the threat of catastrophic fires worse on federal lands, state and federal officials say.
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Using "ping-pong balls" of fire to start controlled burns

Fireflies perform mating ritual with synchronized blinking 1:12

Fireflies perform mating ritual with synchronized blinking

Decades old billboard beside the Gervais street slated for demolition 1:58

Decades old billboard beside the Gervais street slated for demolition

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How to Identify Poison Ivy