Savings Guidelines to Reduce Your Vacation Expenses in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Green Prophet

Mount Pleasant is a suburban community in Charleston County in the state of South Carolina. The town is 177 miles south of Charlotte, North Carolina and 4 miles east of Charleston, South Carolina. Mount Pleasant is a part of the Charleston-North Charleston Urbanized Area, separated from the city of Charleston by the Cooper River. Having a blast while visiting Mount Pleasant does not always mean you have to spend a fortune.

LWCF Funding: A Hidden Gem in the President’s Budget

Conservancy Talk

This money would purchase land for such projects as National Wildlife Refuges along the Upper Mississippi, the Connecticut River in four New England states, and in the headwaters of Florida’s Everglades. Image: Confluence of the Crow Wing River and the Mississippi River in Minnesota.

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The Mekong: roll on, muddy river, roll on

Green Traveler Guides

A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact The Mekong: roll on, muddy river, roll on 23 February 11 · 0 comments | The Green Cruise | W hat better way to make the transition from touristed Thailand to laidback Laos than on that most famous of Southeast Asia’s rivers, the Mekong? Unhurried, with time enough to get to know the river and its river culture as well as your crew.

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Most Endangered Rivers Are In California

Eco Friendly Daily

The conservation group American Rivers recently released their list of the country’s most endangered waterways for 2009. The top two rivers listed were both in California, the Sacramento and the San Joaquin Rivers. The American Rivers group decided on their final list of endangered rivers from a number of criteria. There are, however, efforts under way to restore areas of the rivers, including the restoration of a 60-mile dry stretch of the San Joaquin River.

Yangshuo, China: green lodgings lead the way

Green Traveler Guides

Yangshou Mountain Retreat: Yulong River sanctuary When Guangxi was “discovered” as a backpacker destination in the early 1990s, it was a sleepy backwater, latticed by pristine rivers and idyllic, rice-terraced villages. acres along the Yulong (Dragon) River. Kayaking, river rafting and hiking are other alluring options.

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Go for the green photo: #8

Green Traveler Guides

A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Go for the green photo: #8 2 August 10 · 0 comments | A Thousand Words | A sadhu —a holy man, a mystic—in stunning silks reclines at the entry to a ghat , broad stone steps that lead the Hindi faithful by the millions each year to bathe in the holiest of India’s rivers, the Ganga (Ganges), in the holiest of India’s cities, Varanasi.

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7 State Parks for Fall Colors and Birding

10,000 Birds

The coves are populated with oak, hemlock, poplar, and the area is stream-rich (including a Class V river gorge) with lush understories and shrubs. Grandfather Mountain State Park, North Carolina. Table Rock State Park, South Carolina. Leaves and birds in the Appalachian Mountains. From now through the first week of November (2018) autumn leaves are peaking along the ridges and valleys of the Appalachians. This time of year is doubly good if you’re also a birder!

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For America’s Birthday, Take Your Party to a Park

Conservancy Talk

And then an afternoon hike at Sugar Hollow, where the Moormans River tumbles down from Shenandoah National Park. We waded the refreshingly icy river, then hiked on uphill just beyond Blue Hole, a popular swimming spot. When I was a kid growing up on the flat farmland of coastal South Carolina, my first trip to the Great Smoky Mountains was a revelation.

"Charging for coal’s carbon"

Environmental Economics

New research from RFF’s Alan Krupnick, Joel Darmstadter, Nathan Richardson (of the University of South Carolina School of Law), and Katrina McLaughlin explains why “federal coal seems like a logical target for launching a carbon pricing policy.” In this case, and using the midrange of these estimates for 2020 of about $46 per ton of CO 2 , the carbon charge would be over $90 per ton of coal, far above the current price of federal Powder River Basin coal ($12 per ton).

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The Facts about Kinder Morgan

Sightline Daily

In public, Kinder Morgan points out that it is already operating coal export facilities in Virginia, South Carolina, Louisiana and Texas. The truth is that Kinder Morgan’s existing operations are well known for blighting neighborhoods and fouling rivers. Here are the facts: In Louisiana, Kinder Morgan’s terminal spills coal directly into the Mississippi River and nearby wetlands. Energy giant Kinder Morgan has big ambitions.

Good news for the Wood Stork

10,000 Birds

The wood stork occurs and breeds in Central and South America. I have seen them foraging on sandy shores of rivers deep in the Amazon, enjoyed them in their raucous breeding colonies in the Everglades, flushed them out of canals during walks around my house, and perhaps more importantly contribute to their recovery. Wood storks primarily breed in Central and South Florida.

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10,000 Birds goes eBirding

10,000 Birds

After those five, there are relative handful with over 100 species: North Carolina (172), Michigan (159), Arizona (155), Washington (144), North Dakota (141!), Many of these “missing” states are in the Midwest or deep South, far from most of the writers. For example, my list of the Top 25 National Wildlife Refuges for birding includes locations in Utah ( Bear River MBR ), Minnesota ( Minnesota Valley NWR ), and Wisconsin ( Horicon NWR ).

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What the Northwest Can Learn from Louisiana

Sightline Daily

The two Mississippi River coal facilities there—United Bulk Terminals and Kinder Morgan—are filthy, and plainly degrading nearby communities. Worse yet, another coal terminal, called RAM , is seeking permission to develop along the same stretch of the river. There’s coal piled or spilled down to the river’s edge where it is bleeding into the water. And just across the river, here’s a Google Earth image of the Kinder Morgan coal facility.

Sweden's Treehotel adds 2 more eco-suites

Green Traveler Guides

Treehotel opened this summer near Harads , a small town on the banks of the Lule River 40 miles south of the Artic Circle , in a pine forest earmarked for timbering only a year ago. The dining room faces the river landscape, the elevated bedroom looks to the forest and the bathroom faces the sky.

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Well-known stores closing in America

Green (Living) Review

Tennessee, North Carolina and Minnesota are set to lose four stores each. Florida (11): Sears in Crystal River, Deland, Port St. North Carolina (4): Sears in High Point, Morehead City, Rocky Mount and Statesville. South Carolina (1): Sears in Sumter.

The Last Resort: true eco-adventure in Nepal

Green Traveler Guides

In the pristine mountainous region of Panglang , on a high cliff-top gorge above the wild Bhotekosi River , I find exactly what I’m looking for. After a three-hour ride north from Kathmandu, my first thrill is crossing the long metal suspension bridge over the Bhotekoshi River gorge that is the resort’s only entry point. Septic systems handle all the effluent—unusual in a region where most houses pipe directly into the rivers below.

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Marriott leads global hotel chains in sustainability

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United By Blue Kicks Off 2012 Waterway Cleanup Season

Green (Living) Review

from South Carolina to Taiwan. Last year, United By Blue and ECO SWIM BY AQUA GREEN removed 3,178 pounds of trash from the Delaware River. Ocean-friendly apparel brand United By Blue prepares to get its hands dirty in another season of ocean and waterway cleanups beginning March 6.

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Trip Advisor: green travel really taking off

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The American Woodcock: Tribute to a Wonderful Wetland Bird

Nature Conservancy - Science

In Louisiana, where I live, the woodcock’s arrival again brings me good news – cooling temperatures and crisp mornings in the Atchafalaya River Basin behind bird dogs. They live mainly in young, dense wet forests near streams, rivers, and marshes. American Woodcock are distributed across eastern North America, ranging from the about 50 ° North, south to the Gulf of Mexico states. Woodcock in hand: Flickr user Matt MacGillivray under a Creative Commons license.

United States Facing Mercury Storage Opposition

Eco Friendly Daily

If mercury managed to contaminate the Colorado River it would impact millions of people who rely on it for drinking water. In addition, Aiken, South Carolina, Hawthorne, Nevada and the aforementioned Andrews, Texas are also being considered. Mercury occurs naturally in the environment and has been used for many years in the production of various products. Mercury has been used in manufacturing chlorine, in gold mining and in batteries and thermometers.

Radisson Hotel Varanasi: 5-star good citizen

Green Traveler Guides

My own reaction is a combination of relief and unease, for this is my first visit to India and I am still shocked by her vast disparities—such as the juxtaposition between the numberless alms-seekers holding out creased palms on the ghats overlooking the Ganges River and the liveried waitstaff at the hotel’s Sunflower Café who insist on unfolding my napkin when I am seated before the sumptuous morning buffet.

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Treehotel: Sweden's new ways to sleep up a tree

Green Traveler Guides

Treehotel opened this summer near Harads , a small town on the banks of the Lule River 40 miles south of the Artic Circle , in a pine forest earmarked for timbering only a year ago. The dining room faces the river landscape, the elevated bedroom looks to the forest and the bathroom faces the sky.

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10 Great National Parks You’ve Never Heard Of

Nature Conservancy - Science

Sculpted by the Gunnison River over 2 millions years, the canyon walls are nearly 2,000 feet tall, with near-vertical drops down to the river. Trails along the north and south rims wind through pinyon-juniper forests and gambel oak thickets typical of the Colorado Plateau. Congaree National Park , South Carolina. Petrified Forest National Park. Photo: © Andrew V Kearns VIP/NPS. By Justine E. Hausheer, science writer for The Nature Conservancy. Grand Canyon.

Kathmandu: hunt for the green heart

Green Traveler Guides

Designed by David Kidd of Gleneagle in Scotland , it is said (I’m not a golfer myself, a mystery two of my teenage golfing-enthusiast nephews can’t seem to fathom) to rank among the signature resort courses of South Asia and is the region’s only course with bent grass greens. Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

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Why travel green: 3 good reasons

Green Traveler Guides

Ever hear the big mighty river analogy? Well, like a river, think of our bodies as a steady flow of stuff, good, bad and indifferent. Like a big mighty river, we can clean ourselves of toxins and other nasty things … up to a point. The river and living things in it die. You can’t travel in today’s world without being constantly assaulted by environmental pollutants—so why add more to your own personal river from the very food you eat?

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7 Cool Facts About Water Striders

Nature Conservancy - Science

Water striders on the Congaree river near Columbia, South Carolina. Water striders are one of the most interesting and enjoyable aquatic creatures to observe. Best of all, they’re found widely across the Northern Hemisphere – in lakes, creeks, urban ponds, water features and even mud puddles. Their lives on the water’s surface make them easy for even a young child to observe.

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Green safari, Kenya: luxury under canvas

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Green Siem Reap | Where To Eat Near Angkor Wat | Eco-Friendly.

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I submit that your best starting point is Peace Café , on Street 26 , on the east shore of the Siem Reap River. The Peace Cafe is on Street 26, on the other side of the river from the Old Market. Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

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Green luxury on the Connecticut coast

Green Traveler Guides

An easy two hour drive north from New York City, or south from Boston, this beautifully appointed hotel spa on the shores of Long Island Sound in historic Old Saybrook , Connecticut , radiates quality and sensitivity from the first moment we step onto its blue-striped parking area (blue reduces glare, we are told). Saybrook Point Inn: luxury green awaits Early in its history, the town became an important center for the coastal trade and for transshipment from river boats to ocean ships.

U.S. Nuclear Power in Decline

Green Blog

“If the reactors now under construction in Georgia and South Carolina actually come online, they are projected to generate electricity that is much more expensive than nearly any other source, including wind and solar power.” Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved four new reactors for construction, two each at the Vogtle plant in Georgia and the Summer plant in South Carolina. The first to fall was Duke’s Crystal River reactor in Florida.

Healthy Coastal Habitats: A Boon to Nature and People

Nature Conservancy - Science

This is an example of a coastal wetland area, which supports a large amount of fish species and helps shelter coastal communities from storms- South Carolina has the largest amount of salt marsh area in the East Coast. An osprey sits on a pole above the salt marsh at Griswold Point Preserve at the mouth of the Connecticut River in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Forget Batman and Wonder Woman—for many coastal communities, salt marshes are the real superheroes.

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Coastal Protection and Clean Water: Recognizing the Benefits of Oyster Reefs

Nature Conservancy - Science

A recent study by Lisa Kellogg of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science on a restored reef just 20 miles up the Choptank River from Harris Creek has raised hopes that oysters may remove nitrogen more effectively than anyone had thought. States like Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and New York have nutrient trading schemes in place, though none incorporates the role of shellfish. Oyster reefs clearly offer numerous benefits for people and nature.

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Bringing Behavioral Insights into Conservation Programs and Policies

Nature Conservancy - Science

Marsh and wetlands along Pawley’s Island, South Carolina. Sunrise over the Choptank River at the Univerisity of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Horn Point Laboratory (HPL). Behavioral science and economics have provided important insights for health, finance, and many other domains, but are largely untapped resources for conservation. A new paper in Conservation Letters helps practitioners tap into behavioral sciences.

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Lake Atitlan, Guatemala: eco-wow Laguna Lodge

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A small spa offers natural treatments, an indigenous sauna and a spa pool of smooth river rocks. (A Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

Climate Change News from Earth Gauge

Green Living Ideas

Precipitation was twice of normal for south Wisconsin, southeast Michigan and northeast Ohio. Climate Fact : June was Exceptionally Wet for the Southeast: Temperatures were up to 2 degrees Fahrenheit above normal in most of the Southeast region, except for southwest Florida, central portions of Georgia and the Carolinas. Greensboro, North Carolina and Roanoke, Virginia had the highest number of rainy days for any June on record.

Innovative Solutions for Nature and Climate

Conservancy Talk

For example, back in the 1970s our scientists partnered with the state of South Carolina to create the first state Natural Heritage Program. We did things like building fences to keep cattle away from the river, installing plantings along the riverside to keep soil and dirt from falling into the water and improving ditching to help prevent fertilizer runoff. And it drained off an extraordinary amount of stormwater into a nearby river.

Can We Outrun the Rising Tide?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Dolphins spotted in Sampit River in South Carolina. As sea levels rise, saltwater creeps up the river and changes the entire ecology of the system. Sea level is destined to rise as much as 110 cm during the remainder of this century. Worldwide, it’s rising at a rate of more than one inch each decade ( See blog ). Sea-level rise is inundating coastal cities such as Miami and is exacerbating the impact of coastal storms such as Hurricane Sandy.

Weekend Reading 7/18/14

Sightline Daily

But what none of the accounts focused on may be the story’s most important feature: the mother is poor and black, and she lives in South Carolina. At Blue Oregon , Michael O’Leary makes the case that permitting agencies should do considerably more to respect the interests of the Yakama and other tribes in opposing coal exports on the Columbia River. Meaghan. Why readers, scientifically, are the best people to fall in love with. Serena.