Dawn in South Carolina

10,000 Birds

Near the turn of the 20th century, wealthy influencer Bernard Baruch bought coastal property in South Carolina. Originally from New Jersey, she has lived in South Carolina for over a decade, and was a great help identifying the shorebirds we found. Trips Hobcaw Barony South CarolinaIn just a few years he had consolidated over a dozen plantations, accumulating nearly 16,000 acres of coastal forest, saltmarsh, and beach.

What is the State Bird of South Carolina?

10,000 Birds

This unique sound belongs to the Carolina Wren , who unsurprisingly is the state bird of South Carolina! Adopted as the state bird in 1948 , the Carolina Wren actually superseded another species: the Northern Mockingbird. Carolina Wrens are impressive little birds. Because they prefer to nest in cavities a few feet off the ground, Carolina Wrens will nest in special nest boxes if you are so inclined to have a breeding pair in your yard.


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What is the State Bird of South Carolina?

10,000 Birds

After spending the weekend along the South Carolina coast, I can say with confidence that I saw dozens and dozens of South Carolina’s state bird: both the original and the current version. Though South Carolina first chose the Northern Mockingbird as its state bird, in 1948 the general assembly changed its mind. Less than ten years later the issue was taken up again, and this time the Carolina Wren given its rightful place as a state symbol.

A German Naturalist in South Carolina

10,000 Birds

This is an extremely long blog post by a German naturalist visiting South Carolina. It is written in German but you can get the English-language Google translation and then it will make even less sense for English speakers. But the pictures, the pictures! Thanks to Jochen for the link. Asides

Flood waters Wreaking Havoc: the Latest from South Carolina.

Elephant Journal

Although the hurricane itself missed hitting the coast, several weather conditions converged: the effect was like a giant firehose pointing straight at South Carolina. Green Health & Wellness WAYLON: Today Only 100 year flood catastrophic event fire hose Hurricane Joaquin South Carolina Flooding

A benefit-cost analysis of a red drum stock enhancement program in South Carolina

Environmental Economics

Due to concerns about overharvesting within South Carolina coupled with regional management actions, South Carolina explored the technical feasibility of stocking hatchery-produced juvenile red drum as a technique to augment the abundance of South Carolina stock.   The paper is a benefit-cost analysis, actually used by the agency (see Stocking South Carolina's Favorite Saltwater Fish ). Rhodes, J. Whitehead, T. Smith and M.

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. Others like the Museum on the Common and the Boone Hall Plantation feature exhibits showing the history and culture of South Carolina’s low country. Having a blast while visiting Mount Pleasant does not always mean you have to spend a fortune.

The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair With Nature

10,000 Birds

Once he was a black child, and he grew up on a farm in Edgefield County, South Carolina, surrounded by protected woodlands and troubled human history. Reviews book review race South CarolinaThe nature memoir – a blend of place-based writing with life story – has been having a “moment” that’s lasted two decades and counting.

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The Grand Old Hawkwatch of the South

10,000 Birds

It has earned the right to stand among the big boys, and is well worth your time should you find yourself in western South Carolina on a windy September day. Birding Birds hawkwatch South CarolinaHawkwatches on the northern half of the Appalachians get a lot of press.

2012 157

Hotels charge you (for free)

Green Traveler Guides

Boston/Cambridge California Car rental Charlotte China District of Columbia Electric vehicles England Hotels London Massachusetts New York New York City News Oregon Portland San Francisco Shenzhen South Carolina United Kingdom United States Charles Hotel DoubleTree Portland Electric cars Element Green Seal Green Travel News Kimpton Lenox Hotel Reuters Ritz-Carlton CharlotteCurious about electric cars?


10,000 Birds

Call it climate change, call it habitat restoration (in truth, it’s probably a little of both), but as far north as South Carolina you can find much of the same diversity in impressive concentrations, without the proximity to saccharine, nausea-inducing theme parks (though I’m told that proximity is actually a selling point for some. I discovered this surprising water bird bonanza at Huntington Beach State Park in Georgetown County, South Carolina.

2011 138

She Changed the Way We Think of Activism Forever.

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights WAYLON: Editor's Picks #‎keepitdown‬ Activism Bree Newsome confederate flag equal rights south carolina ‪#‎freebree Bree’s act was one of devotion, prayer, and power.

2015 83

About that Symbol of the South.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights WAYLON: Editor's Picks change Charleston columbia confederate flag politics Racism rebel south south carolina SouthernWhen we use our symbol, we are telling the world to pay attention: here is something important.

2015 79

Stephen Colbert to Fund Education Grants.

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Inspiring (Wow) Colbert community donation education For Children fund give back school south carolina stephen colbert teacher appreciation teachersBy supporting teachers, we really support ourselves.

2015 76

Marriott breaks new ground with green hotel prototype

Green Traveler Guides

A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Marriott breaks new ground with green hotel prototype 4 August 10 · 0 comments | Green Travel News | W hen the new Courtyard Charleston/Summerville in South Carolina opens in 2012, it will be the first Marriott to be built using a green hotel prototype developed in partnership with the U.S.

2010 148

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, March 12

Conservancy Talk

White-nose syndrome invades South Carolina, the 21st state to be infected. Birds Environmental News Food Oceans & Coasts The Green Buzz Urban bbc nature Conservation Magazine daily news environmental news food Fukushima GMO green news Grist Mother Nature Network mussels ocean acidification songbirds South Carolina The Daily Green urban living white nose syndromeServing up today’s green news stories with a side of GMO.

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

Conservancy Talk

He has recommended protection of the hallowed ground of civil war battlefields, the creation of hiking trails in dozens of states , the conservation of working ranches in Montana and Kansas , of working forests in Mississippi and Maine , and the expansion of National Parks in California and South Carolina.

Quote of the Day: On climate change and Martians

Environmental Economics

  You don't talk that down here [South Carolina]," [Dave Woodward, a Clemson University political science professor and GOP consultant] says. "Conservatives From the NY Times : "If you want to talk climate change, you need to go up to New York and Boston to do that.  "Conservatives just don't believe.    They think it's like Martians.&

Man Kills Gull with Baseball Bat

10,000 Birds

Louis Hoppmann III has been charged with animal cruelty after hitting a gull with a baseball bat on the aptly named Folly Beach in South Carolina. He claims he was just trying to scare the birds away from his food, but that sounds like a post-hoc explanation to me… a. Asides

2011 141

"UNC-Wilmington Orders Mandatory Evacuation as Storm Approaches"

Environmental Economics

I hope everyone in FL, GA, SC and NC remains safe: The University of North Carolina at Wilmington announced on Tuesday afternoon that all 15,000 of its students would be required to evacuate the coastal campus by midday on Thursday as Hurricane Matthew, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in years, approaches from the south. At least eight deaths have been attributed to the storm in South America and the Caribbean, and the toll is expected to rise.

2016 122

‘Give Me Shelter’ Reality Series to Premiere On National Geographic Wild


National Geographic Wild is going to the dogs with its new reality series about life at a rescue shelter in Charleston, South Carolina. “Give Me Shelter,” a canine take on Read More The post ‘Give Me Shelter’ Reality Series to Premiere On National Geographic Wild appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes Film/TV News Top News

Beloved Injured Mallard Gets Prosthetic Bill


An injured mallard duck was spotted near the marina on Lake Murray in South Carolina last fall Read More The post Beloved Injured Mallard Gets Prosthetic Bill appeared first on Ecorazzi. Get ready for another inspiring story about the bond between animals and people! Animals Causes News Top News

Hiker Dies in Attempt to Rescue His Dog From Fall

Wend Magazine

A 29-year-old hiker died this Saturday afternoon when he fell from Heritage Falls in Greenville, South Carolina after attempting to save his dog from the 125-foot plunge he fell victim to. According to reports, his dog regained footing and survived. The hiker’s girlfriend suffered only minor bruises in her attempt to rescue her boyfriend. If anything, this tragic turn of events serves as a reminder to be careful while hiking–with or without Fido.

2011 192

Only if it is a different state of mind

Environmental Economics

Charlotte, a large city in the Piedmont region of North Carolina near the South Carolina border, is a 2 hour bus ride from Boone, a small college town in the mountains. The local newspaper: Appalachian State’s basketball teams could probably qualify for bonus frequent flier miles after the past week. App State’s men’s basketball team has traveled all over the Southeast to play basketball.

USC Study Says Vegan Diet Helps Most with Weight Loss


A recent study at the University of South Carolina shows that people lose more weight while on a plant-based diet — as if we needed another reason to go vegan. Read More The post USC Study Says Vegan Diet Helps Most with Weight Loss appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats News Top News Vegan

How To (And Not To) Transport Wild Birds

10,000 Birds

Debbie Faires in South Carolina had a baby squirrel delivered in a mink hat. I am so happy to be back on 10,000 birds – I have missed Mike and Corey and my fellow Beat Writers!

The protectionist dilemma

Environmental Economics

Gail Collins on John Edwards: I was in a car with him once, driving to the airport from a campaign event in which he had expressed his support for South Carolina shrimpers who wanted to ban the import of Vietnamese shrimp. I asked him whether voters of the Red Lobster persuasion would be willing to pay the far higher price of home-caught shrimp. And when he waved the point away, I asked him about the trade implications, and what it would mean to the Vietnamese shrimp farmers.

2012 135

Time for Lights Out Myrtle Beach?

10,000 Birds

After “ mysterious bird deaths ” that are pretty obviously caused by crashing into buildings in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina it is past time to figure out how to mitigate the damage. The video you can find at the link, which features footage of a variety of dead birds, is rather sad.

WATCH: Senator Booker Vs. Senator Scott’s Health Challenge


New Jersey Senator Cory Booker and Senator Tim Scott from South Carolina are going head-to-head in a weight loss challenge in the hopes of motivating Americans to put their health Read More The post WATCH: Senator Booker Vs. Senator Scott’s Health Challenge appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Wearing out his Welcome: This State is the First to Dump Trump.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Funny WAYLON: Today Only #UnTrump 2016 election donald trump Make America Great politics Rock Hill South Carolina bans Trump Spread love not hate Trump removes Muslim UK bans TrumpDonald Trump has been banned from the historically Republican state.

2016 64

A Winter Solstice miracle


It is a pleasure to accept your manuscript BCA-2015-0053.R2 "A benefit-cost analysis of a red drum stock enhancement program in South Carolina" in its current form for publication in JBCA. From the inbox: 21-Dec-2017. Dear John, Thank you for submitting your revised manuscript to the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis.

Your organic milk might contain algae and fish oil

Green (Living) Review

Whoriskey describes a setting in a South Carolina factory that sounds a tad less charming than Horizon’s cartoon cow leaping across the planet's grassy fields might suggest. He writes: Inside a South Carolina factory, in industrial vats that stand five stories high, batches of algae are carefully tended, kept warm and fed corn syrup. Millions and millions of gallons of organic milk contain industrial-brewed ingredients to beef up nutritional values.

Thank a Republican for Trying to Strip All Protections from Migratory Birds

10,000 Birds

But this attempt by Congressmen Duncan of South Carolina to completely prevent any enforcement of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act is beyond the pale, even for bird-hating Republicans. This is not the first time that I have pointed out the perfidy of Republicans in United States government as it relates to birds or conservation.

2015 212

Happy New Year John

Environmental Economics

The new year is already bringing changes to North Carolina drivers in the form of a record high tax on gasoline. The North Carolina House voted in November to cap the tax at 35 cents for six months, but the Senate declined to take up the bill, saying it wasn't the right time to consider the change. Gas stations in North Carolina along I-95 near the South Carolina and Virginia borders will see significant decreases in sales.

2012 122

Why we shouldn’t be so fast to ban the Confederate Flag.

Elephant Journal

News: South Carolina State Rep. will introduce bill to remove Confederate flag (msnbc.com) I just got sent an online petition from a friend asking me to sign in support of banning the Confederate flag from flying above all government buildings. I’m happy to sign that petition. But it’s a fine line. We are a nation riddled with faults and […]. Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good

My spring football recap (with no mention of The Ohio State)

Environmental Economics

South Carolina 29,451. John Clay: The SEC has released spring game attendance figures for each of its 12 schools. Kentucky’s crowd of 4,000 was dead last. And, to be truthful, I’m not sure there were 4,000 there. Here’s the list: Alabama 92,310. Auburn 53,209. Florida 51,000. Georgia 43,177. Arkansas 42,000. Mississippi State 36,357. Tennessee 35,891. Ole Miss 28,000. LSU 25,032. Vanderbilt 7,500. Kentucky 4,000.

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5 Colorful Cauliflower Varieties To Grow

Green (Living) Review

With a massive heatwave underway here in South Carolina, I can’t help but daydream about fall and its cool-weather crops. It’s the only way to stay sane in the 100-plus degrees with what seems like 100-percent humidity. This hopeful thinking has me considering which types of cauliflower to include in the garden this year. The following are a short list of several cultivars that can add some interest to this often-overlooked vegetable.

2015 131

All-Terrain Wine–Easy on the Palate and the Planet

Wend Magazine

Currently, The Climber pouch is available in Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay and can be purchased online or in the following states: California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado,Texas, North Carolina, Florida, New York, Vermont, Ohio, South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee. Click here to view the embedded video.

The Magic of Mullein

Green (Living) Review

We are so lucky to have Mullein growing wild here in South Carolina. It is so prolific and easy to find and grow. This year a dear friend blessed me with a few "starter" plants, along with the warning to keep them contained or they would go everywhere. I brought them home and planted them about 2 months ago in an old galvanized tub. My goodness, they have grown!

Daily demand and supply

Environmental Economics

Weather related supply changes are not just for oranges: An unusually cold winter that decimated native shrimp has robbed the Carolinas of a spring delicacy. Below-normal water temperatures killed virtually all the white shrimp that overwinter in South Carolina's estuaries, and N.C. The cold heaped more trouble on Carolina shrimpers, whose numbers are also dwindling.

2011 122

Fear Is Real and How to Break Free.

Elephant Journal

I began my 50-hour road trip from San Clemente, California to Charleston, South Carolina for many reasons. Fear hit me straight in the face when I left everything I knew to start over in a place I swore I’d never go back to. This was a move of the heart, to be closer to family and to deepen my relationship with my boyfriend. In order to do so, I had to leave everything I knew behind.

7 State Parks for Fall Colors and Birding

10,000 Birds

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! Here is a list of my favorite mountain state parks to visit during the first brisk days of fall (and into the winter). North Bend State Park, West Virginia.

2018 169

Domestic drilling and gasoline prices

Environmental Economics

AP then turned over its analysis to Melnick and three others -- Phil Hanser, an economist and statistician at the energy consulting firm the Brattle Group; University of South Carolina statistics professor John Grego; and David Peterson, a retired Duke University statistics professor. In international trade we could invoke the "small country" assumption without worry: Analyzing 36 years of gasoline prices and U.S.

2012 162