A proposal to split DHEC gains steam, some worry about damaging environmental protection

Wastewater at toxic superfund site treated and discharged into sewage system, developer says


Saltwater bodies like Shem Creek must meet stricter bacteria standards with new regulation

Charleston Waterkeeper, NOAA begin pilot study that tests local waters for contaminants

New pilot study tests Lowcountry waterways for contaminants


SC plastic pellet spill lawsuit settled for $1 million

Company accused of plastic pollution agrees to pay SC nonprofits $1M in settlement

Frontier Logistics agrees to $1.2 million settlement in pellet lawsuit

$1 million settlement reached in Charleston “nurdle” lawsuit

Environmental groups, company settle suit involving plastic pellets on Sullivan’s Island beach

$1M settlement reached in lawsuit over “nurdles” in Charleston Harbor

Conservation leaders work to mitigate pollution and threats to Lowcountry waterways.

$1 million nurdle spill settlement shines light on plastic pollution during shipping

SC bill aims to prevent plastic pellets in local waterways

SC bill would crack down on plastic pellet spills


DHEC to start annual water quality tests at state beaches

SC Senate passes “nurdle bill” to help curb plastic pellet spills

Bill cracking down on plastic pellet pollution in Lowcountry waterways passes SC Senate

Earth Day sparks clean-ups throughout the Lowcountry

DHEC to start annual water quality tests at local beaches


Volunteers constructing artificial oyster reef near USS Yorktown


New study finds pollutants lurking in Charleston waterways

“Concerning” medical waste found on Ashley River Bridge

Local expert says litter worsening as people leave their homes post-lockdown


Extremely high bacteria levels found in Charleston waterways


Human fecal bacteria found in local waters


Commentary: Act now to reset balance between Lowcountry’s land and water

Human fecal matter creating unsafe bacteria levels in James Island Creek, task force working to clean it up

Editorial: We know what’s polluting James Island Creek. Now we need to fix it.

James Island Creek Task Force tasked with cleaning waterway, including fecal waste

Local storm water and environmental experts say waterway pollution is worse after storms


Watershed samples show water quality unsafe for swimming in Charleston


Lowcountry Groups great fund to support environmental improvement projects

Coastal Community Foundation launches Heathy Harbors Fund to benefit water quality in greater Charleston area

Town of James Island to request $6.4M in state, federal funds to stem creek contamination