The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $400,000 to help six communities across the country, including Spartanburg, S.C., expand their use of green infrastructure. The funding is in support of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, which directs federal agencies to identify climate-resilient investments such as agency grants and technical assistance for communities across the country.
The Department of Justice, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced a proposed settlement today with the City of Columbia to resolve violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA), including unauthorized overflows of untreated raw sewage. Columbia has agreed to undertake a thorough assessment of, and implement extensive improvements to, its sanitary sewer system at an estimated cost of $750 million.
Settlement with Town of Timmonsville and City of Florence will Resolve Drinking Water and Sewer Problems
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced a settlement today with the Town of Timmonsville and City of Florence, S.C., to resolve drinking water and sewer problems. The proposed settlement, set forth in a consent decree, will resolve Timmonsville’s liability for violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA), South Carolina Pollution Control Act (SCPCA) and South Carolina Safe Drinking Water Act (SC SDWA).
Babyville turns two with prizes for you!
What better way to celebrate the second birthday of Babyville Boutique and also September's National Sewing Month than with our Creative Sewing Contest, "Beyond Babies"! Since Babyville's launch two years ago, they have been growing along with the numbers of families choosing to cloth diaper their babies. There are thousands of babies wearing adorable cloth diapers made from Babyville Boutique waterproof fabrics and coordinating embellishments. Modern cloth diapers save families money, are better for baby and the environment and are so cute too! To its delight, the company has seen many other creative uses for its Babyville products, from bibs and placemats to outdoor cushions and doggie coats. The challenge in this fun and unique contest is to think "Beyond Babies" and to design and create a project for a family member, home decor, or even the family pet using Babyville Boutique products.
Hurricane Genesis and Outlook (HUGO) Project offers landfall prediction
A new hurricane outlook model system was unveiled by scientists at Coastal Carolina University (CCU). The new model, called the Hurricane Genesis and Outlook (HUGO) Project, goes a step further than most other hurricane prediction instruments in that it offers landfall probability information. In addition to the seasonal outlook, this model system will predict the track and intensity of any incoming hurricane five days away from landfall.
Grant is part of $3.6 Million in agency funding to restore urban waters across the country over the last year
During a ceremony today at Anderson University, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a $60,000 award to Upstate Forever to help restore the Rocky River and its associated wetlands in Anderson, S.C., support community revitalization and protect public health. Upstate Forever will use the funds to advance plans for a 158-acre urban riverside park.