Rising sea level and more intense storms have prompted Gov. Henry McMaster to form a commission to help the state deal with flooding. McMaster says the idea is to look for short- and long-term solutions.
After a radioactive leak this summer, federal inspectors fault Westinghouse for failing to inspect and maintain part of its Columbia fuel factory. A uranium-acid solution ate a hole through the plant floor.
Hurricane Michael brought heavy rain, strong wind and power outages to South Carolina Thursday, and for one Columbia-area neighborhood it caused an infestation of crawfish from Lake Murray in the yard.
A federal appeals court ruling lets the feds move forward with shutting down an overbudget, multi-billion dollar nuclear fuel factory with no customers. The mixed oxide fuel plant is at the Savannah River Site near Aiken.
It’s the time of year the brown marmorated stink bug is becoming a nuisance across the southeast, and although it has a funny name, it’s no laughing matter to farmers or anyone who crushes one inside a home.
A Maine family caught a rare blue lobster only found 1 in 2 million times, and last month caught a calico lobster that occurs about 1 in 30 million lobsters, the University of Maine’s Lobster Institute said.
Gov. Henry McMaster has supported environmental protection during his career in office, but conservation groups aren’t backing the Republican in the governor’s election. They favor Democrat James Smith.
Long before Florence’s floods washed pollutants into homes, Cheraw was exposed to a cocktail of contaminants from an industrial site. But many residents didn’t know about the toxins. Now, they’re angry.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is working this week to clean up homes polluted by toxins that washed from a Superfund site that flooded during Hurricane Florence. The effort could take a week.
A U.S. agency has found high levels of a toxic substance in homes that flooded near a S.C. Superfund site. The agency asked residents to leave their houses as it cleans up poisons stirred up by Florence
Nearly a dozen S.C. dams failed during Hurricane Florence, including at least one that had problems during Hurricane Matthew that were not fixed. Critics say the failures show the need for tougher regulation.
A woman did not realize that she trapped a bear inside of her van in Asheville, NC and tried to let it out, but not before it forced open a window by causing it to explode in a video that was shared on YouTube.
Nearly all of South Carolina is under a flash flood warning as Hurricane Florence is forecast to continue moving inland across the state, but there is a difference between that and a non-flash flood, per NOAA.