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.

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 Adopted as the state bird in 1948 , the Carolina Wren actually superseded another species: the Northern Mockingbird.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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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 Carolina

2017 190

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

2015 108

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 Southern

2015 103

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?

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 194

Stephen Colbert to Fund Education Grants.

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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 teachers

2015 99


10,000 Birds

I discovered this surprising water bird bonanza at Huntington Beach State Park in Georgetown County, South Carolina. No, this is not Florida, but we have American Alligators in the Carolinas as well. All in South Carolina.

2011 179

Marriott breaks new ground with green hotel prototype

Green Traveler Guides

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?

2010 193

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

Conservancy Talk

Almost unnoticed in President Obama’s budget for 2014 is a strong commitment to the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and, with that investment, the hope that this remarkably successful federal program will be renewed beyond its current expiration date in 2015.

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.

A Winter Solstice miracle

Environmental Economics

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.

2017 116

"UNC-Wilmington Orders Mandatory Evacuation as Storm Approaches"

Environmental Economics

At least eight deaths have been attributed to the storm in South America and the Caribbean, and the toll is expected to rise.   South Carolina has ordered 1 million people to evacuate.

2016 158

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.&

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!

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.

2011 249

‘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

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.

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

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

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 Trump

2016 83

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

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. Gas stations in North Carolina along I-95 near the South Carolina and Virginia borders will see significant decreases in sales.

2012 158

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.

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

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.

2015 140

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

2018 219

"North Carolina’s Misunderstood Cut in Jobless Benefits"

Environmental Economics

Justin Wolfers: Since North Carolina effectively eliminated unemployment benefits last year for people unemployed 20 weeks or more, the state has become a symbol in the partisan wars over economic policy. But digging into the data suggests North Carolina should really be a case study in people seeing what they want to see. North Carolina is more than a case study, too. My reading of the North Carolina experiment is that it provides little support for either side.