Monday, February 20, 2017
“Oh, America! Look upon her and see her grandeur. Nature still nurtures and cherishes her, but a tear flows in her eye.”
John James Audubon
The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition is winding down in Charleston. Television star and naturalist Jeff Corwin gave a superb presentation, with a baby alligator, an American crocodile, an opossum (aka “possum”), two foxes, a gopher tortoise, a diamondback rattlesnake, a Florida king snake, four owls, a pelican and a sandhill crane –…
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Appeals court hears argument on cruise ships in Charleston
By Abigail Darlington firstname.lastname@example.org
Feb 15, 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017
“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Pope Francis makes it clear in Laudato Si, his magisterial encyclical on the environment and equality, (https://laudatosi.com/watch), that the moral universe encompasses nature as well as humans (indeed, that it is nonsensical to consider one without the other). I suspect Martin Luther King, Jr. would agree. I wonder, though, whether the trajectory really is an arc. These days, it…
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
“Nothing wholly admirable ever happens in this country except the migration of birds.”
Brooks Atkinson would agree that there has been a lot admirable happening this week. We are in that magical season when winter residents are still here, (this includes northerners, but today I’m writing about birds), but spring migrants have begun arriving from the tropics.
Bear Island in the ACE basin was alive with ducks, swans, white pelicans and avocets, but also with…
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Hicks column: Who decides whether you get paper or plastic?
By Brian Hicks email@example.com
Feb 4, 2017
Friday, February 3, 2017
BRIEFS: From plastic bags to education policy and Fritz Hollings
Statehouse Report· 02/03/2017 9:27 am·
Plastic bag bill is more about limiting home rule, greenies say
Staff reports | Who knew there was a “plastic bag lobby?” But there apparently is, according to environmental activists who are trying to thwart an effort to limit local governments’ abilities to make…
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
There has been a lot of news this week about power – the power of nature and of people, for good and for ill, on its use and abuse, and on its limits. To begin with, what better application of power could there be than promoting local, healthy food?
This article from the Post and Courier identifies the power behind the (local) fork. It turns out that two of the 25 local food power brokers…
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Senators urged to stop plastic-bag bill
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
COASTAL CONSERVATION LEAGUE
Alan Hancock – (843) 781-6144 – firstname.lastname@example.org
For Immediate Release
January 24, 2017
Statement on Governor McMaster
CHARLESTON, SC – In response to Henry McMaster becoming the Governor of South Carolina, Coastal Conservation League Executive Director Dana Beach issued the following statement:
“I congratulate Governor McMaster on becoming the 117th Governor of South Carolina. The Coastal Conservation League looks forward to working with him on protecting the quality of life that attracts so…
Monday, January 23, 2017
Last week I wrote that January 2017 set a temperature record in Charleston. According to the New York Times and the Washington Post (with very impressive graphics), the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration reported this week that the earth also set a temperature record. 2016 was officially the hottest year ever recorded.
Meanwhile, President Trump’s cabinet nominees are being interrogated by…