Conservation and protecting natural resources through deep dive reporting that brings to the forefront areas of environmental concern is a key pillar of our reporting strategy.
South Carolina is facing a climate emergency.It’s as serious as that. As seawaters rise and the ground sinks, flooding is becoming a more common and grave concern. The Post and Courier has heavily invested in the resources necessary to capture and illustrate the crippling effects of sea rise and flooding on the lives of people throughout the state.
In September 2021, the newspaper sent an investigative reporter and photojournalist to Greenland to study the effects of melting glaciers on coastal flooding. They found that rapidly melting ice caps 3,000 miles away are sending torrents of freshwater into the ocean, gumming up key ocean currents and ultimately flooding South Carolina’s coastal lands and potentially sealing our fate.
Our environmental coverage extends from land to sea and includes stories on the air we breathe, South Carolina’s secret delta in danger of development, vanishing green spaces, shrinking tree canopies, rising rivers and protection of the elusive black rail.