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Last month was one of the hottest, driest Februarys on record at Charleston airport

February isn’t the only month that’s heating up. Winters, in general, are getting hotter, as climate change makes the globe warm. This winter is clocking in as Charleston’s 10th hottest on record.

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Editorial: Sea level rise, growing population put groundwater at risk.

It's an established fact that rising sea levels will affect the supply of fresh groundwater along the South Carolina coast — it already has, especially in some shallower, private wells east of U.S. Highway 17.

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Dominion SC plans to retire coal plants by 2030 but would mostly rely on natural gas

After a state commission told Dominion to rework a prior plan, the utility now says it can remove all its coal power from South Carolina within the decade.
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SC impacted by 2 $1 billion weather disasters in 2020 out of the 50 recorded globally

Globally, 2020 was a record-breaking year for expensive weather disasters, with 50 hurricanes, fires and other hazards crossing the $1 billion mark for damages.
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A sunny day in Charleston and a flood: What that tells us about climate change and the future

Under a perfect blue sky, Charleston began to flood. At noon Monday, the tide pushed toward the dunes. It filled the area's rivers and marshlands. It rose higher along The Battery's sea wall. Then like an overfilled cup, the Atlantic poured in.

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Charleston sues 'Big Oil' for flooding in SC Lowcountry caused by global warming

The city of Charleston is filing a lawsuit in state court against two dozen major oil and pipeline companies alleging their products and the spread of misinformation about their products have caused climate change and repetitive, disastrous flooding in the city.

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Sara Green: Federal act holds promising future for SC public lands and wildlife

South Carolinians and the wildlife that call the Palmetto State home have a promising future thanks to the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act. The bill could be the most important environmental law since the days of Teddy Roosevelt and now is on its way to the president's desk.