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3:32 am on Wednesday October 5, 2011

2,000 gallons of fuel spill into Savannah River (Update: More photos)

Coast Guard (Updated at the bottom with a pair of photos from the Coast Guard that show the spill and the enormity that are cargo ships.) A fuel spill of some 2,000 gallons was released by a 965-foot container ship into the Savannah River between...
2:02 pm on Friday July 30, 2010

Odds getting better that oil from Gulf spill won't reach East Coast

Image by Flickr user lumis Despite early fears that oil spewing from the Deepwater Horizon drill site would enter a chain of ocean currents and be pushed to East Coast beaches, it's now looking less likely as the oil appears to not have entered the ...
11:04 am on Friday July 30, 2010

Odds getting better that oil from Gulf spill won't reach East Coast

Flickr user lumis Despite early fears that oil spewing from the Deepwater Horizon drill site would enter a chain of ocean currents and be pushed to East Coast beaches, it's now looking less likely as the oil appears to not have entered the Loop...
12:48 pm on Wednesday July 7, 2010

Charleston seeing a small vacationer boost thanks to Gulf oil spill

Image by Flickr user lumis I'd be worried about it, too. It's probably not huge, but as expected you don't have to search too hard to find a set of vacationers that turned their plans to the Lowcountry instead of the Gulf thanks to the ongoing oil...
4:48 am on Monday June 14, 2010

Shrimpers fear oil spill will effect business

Image by Flickr user OneEighteenAlthough there have been no signs that the BP's oil spill has reached the East Coast, the threat of it reaching South Carolina has local shrimpers on edge. An unusually cold winter delayed the start of the shrimping...
4:20 am on Friday May 21, 2010

Concerns rise over protecting S.C.'s coastline from oil spill (updated)

Image by Flickr user arbyreed Update May 21: Update May 21: It's looking as though the chance of oil from the leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico reaching the Carolina coast is very slim, and if oil were to reach the area, there would be minimal...
5:19 am on Tuesday May 4, 2010

Lowcountry beaches could be affected by Gulf oil spill

Image by Flickr user Massachusetts Dept. of Environmental ProtectionAccording to some ocean-current forecasters, we here in the Lowcountry could be seeing tar balls mixing with seashells within two weeks as the discharge from the disastrous oil...
5:53 am on Saturday May 1, 2010

Concern brewing over supply of Lowcountry oysters

Image by Flickr user huggingthecoast.com food blog While oyster season is winding down in the Lowcountry, it's looking like when it starts back up there may well be less competition this fall from Gulf Coast oysters. The New York Times has...
4:52 pm on Tuesday April 27, 2010

Gulf oil spill same size as Savannah to Charleston to St. George (updated)

Image by NASA The oil spill as of Sunday, April 25. Update April 27: Poor turnout today for a meeting in North Charleston about drilling off the coast of South Carolina. First reporting: The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is still growing as fears...
12:15 pm on Tuesday November 10, 2009

Coast Guard finds source of oil spill in Charleston Harbor

The Coast Guard has identified the source of the oil spill that affected Charleston-area beaches with tar balls and oil debris. The spill has been traced back to the 600-foot cargo vessel John F.  Check out the press release for the story.
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