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P&C: Appeals court hears argument on cruise ships in Charleston

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Appeals court hears argument on cruise ships in Charleston By Abigail Darlington Feb 15, 2017 


Moral arcs. Hairpin turns. Citizens vs. road builders. Saving (conservation) banks. Clean water, trout and Trump. Conservatives for a carbon tax. S.C. at the U.N.

Monday, February 13, 2017

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” Martin Luther King, Jr. Folks, Pope Francis makes it clear in Laudato Si, his magisterial encyclical on the environment and equality, (, 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…


Admirable migration. Fox squirrels redux. Bridging the greenbelt gap. Evasive county council. Too many bans. Elusive climate reality.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

“Nothing wholly admirable ever happens in this country except the migration of birds.” Brooks Atkinson Folks, 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…

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P&C: Columnist Brian Hicks weighs in on the plastic ban ban

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Hicks column: Who decides whether you get paper or plastic? By Brian Hicks Feb 4, 2017

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Statehouse Report on plastic bag bill

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…


Power players for food. Respecting ocean power. Planning for climate change. Safer roads. Powerful governors. Powerful presidents. Representing pelicans.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Folks, 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…

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The State: Senators urged to stop plastic-bag bill

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Senators urged to stop plastic-bag bill

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Statement on Governor McMaster

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

COASTAL CONSERVATION LEAGUE PRESS STATEMENT Alan Hancock – (843) 781-6144 – 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…


It was another hot one. Different (climate) story, same outcome. Charleston cruise ships hit the upper limit. Show me the money (or at least the source). Bay Point languishes. My mistake.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Folks, 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…


GrowFood 2017 Crop Calendar

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Every year we join the farmers in crop production planning where we discuss all things fruits and vegetables.  Working together, we discuss what to plant, when best to plant, and how much to plant.  This process helps us further our mission to create a consistent and diverse supply of local produce for the buyers, and hence, the community.  Check out this awesome…

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