South Carolina

Five people pose for a photo with music instruments.

Ranky Tanky honors Gullah culture with Grammy-nominated album


The World’s Marco Werman speaks with Kevin Hamilton and Clay Ross from Gullah music ensemble “Ranky Tanky.”

A palm tree among wreckage

‘Everything is gone:’ Bahamians struggle in Dorian’s devastating wake

Natural disasters
An aerial view of damaged homes, trees and extra debris surrounded by water in the Bahamas.

Bahamas officials search for storm survivors as Dorian heads for Florida, Georgia

Natural disasters
Workers in a dark building sort trash from a conveyor belt.

Inside the long war to protect plastic

Pushing plastics
illustration of a black wood cutter.

In search of refuge during the American Revolution, this enslaved black man joined the British army

People are shown in rain jackets wading through a flooded street in New Bern, North Carolina, Sept. 13, 2018.

Hurricane Florence deluges Carolinas ahead of landfall

Flooding from Hurricane Florence swept across the Carolinas early on Friday as the massive storm surged toward the coast. And, Philippine authorities evacuated more areas on Friday warning an estimated 5.2 million people in the path of a powerful typhoon to stay indoors.

Hurricane Florence seen over the Atlantic Ocean

With massive Hurricane Florence approaching, a million people are urged to evacuate

The storm had winds of 130 miles per hour and was due to gain strength before making landfall, which the US National Hurricane Center said was likely to occur early Thursday in the Carolinas.

Under a new carbon offset program that is gaining popularity in Congress, oil and gas companies — and other manufacturers of products involving — fossil fuel would have to pay $40 for every ton of carbon emitted into the atmosphere.

New carbon offset program may have the bipartisan support it needs on Capitol Hill


After years of having difficulty passing legislation relating to greenhouse gas emissions, a group consisting of both Democrats and Republicans believe they have a plan that can make their constituents happy.

Growing high tides have turned this photo — taken from Pompano Beach, Florida, after Hurricane Sandy in 2012 — into a regular occurrence along the U.S. coastlines.

New report forecasts a troubling picture of rising tides, frequent flooding on coasts

Climate Change

Some Americans think major flooding will not affect the country until decades from now. A recent report says major implications may be arriving much sooner.

Kiawah Beach, SC

Coastal Republicans oppose the new ‘Drill, baby, drill’


In January, the Trump administration announced plans to open nearly all US coastal waters to offshore oil and gas drilling. Since then, governors and legislators of both parties have strongly opposed drilling near their coasts.