Guest Blog by Luke Wilson, Jasmine Woods, and Jaqueline Stogner The recent drought and influx of people in SC has caused the state-owned utility company, Santee Cooper, to propose the construction of two 660-megawatt coal-fired power plants in Florence County in order to keep up with SC’s growing electricity demand. Coal burning plants emit carbon […]
Guest blog by Brian Smart and Katharine Callaway The 330,000 plus residents of Charleston County use approximately 114 million gallons of water per day (Mgal/d) only about 12 percent of which is from ground water sources. The other 101 million gallons come from surface water sources, mainly the Edisto River and Bushy Park Reservoir. This […]
A documentary on PBS shows in details how the rising water levels as a result of climate change will affect regions around the world that live close to the coasts. Check it out.
Guest blog by Ryan Riols and Jacqueline Casteel Yellowstone National Park, located in the western United States is considered a super volcano. So what exactly is a super volcano? According to R.S.J Sparks, A super eruption is a scaled up version of a typical volcanic outburst. Each is caused by a rising and growing chamber […]
Several floods from around the world have been in the news over the past few weeks. Even though we didn’t see many hurricanes in the Atlantic this year, localized storm activity seems to be linked to climate change. There were intense droughts followed by deluges in South Asia and also in cities right here in […]