Greenville Water reopens Table Rock Reservoir after months of testing

Almost two months after the Pinnacle Mountain fire threatened water quality, Greenville Water System has reopened its Table Rock Reservoir.

State plans controlled burns at Upstate parks to prevent wildfires

The South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism is planning controlled burns at several state parks in the Upstate.

Environmental groups sue Kinder Morgan over Belton pipeline spill

Two environmental groups, including Upstate Forever, have filed a federal lawsuit against Kinder Morgan over its gasoline spill in Anderson County.

Duke gives proposed substation property to enviro group

The Campobello land that Duke Energy once proposed building a substation is now permanently protected.

After Pinnacle Mountain fire, officials monitor county water supply

Greenville Water System has closed its Table Rock Reservoir for water quality testing.

Northwest Middle School receives grant for recycling, bird conservation efforts

Greenville County’s Northwest Middle School has been awarded $2,000 for environmental projects.

TreesGreenville, Duke Energy partner to give away 750 “Energy Saving Trees”

Trees Greenville has been awarded a $36,144 grant from Duke Energy to provide 750 free trees to Greenville neighborhoods through the Energy Saving Tree program, which is an Arbor Day Foundation program that helps residents conserve energy and reduce energy bills through strategic tree planting.

Former Furman president donates $500K to create more sustainability fellowships

Former Furman University President David E. Shi and his wife, Angela Halfacre Shi, have donated $500,000 to the university to create an endowed fund that will support student fellowships through the Shi Center for Sustainability.

Clemson opens world’s first solar-powered mobile health clinic

Clemson University’s Joseph F. Sullivan Center has opened the world’s first solar-powered, mobile health clinic for underserved Upstate communities and students.

How a microscopic material thinner than human hair could power a bus

Clemson University physicists Ramakrishna Podila and Apparao Rao and students Jingyi Zhu and Anthony Childress have discovered that the nanomaterial boosts five-fold the energy capacity of a supercapacitor without sacrificing strength or durability.

Furman University named top green college by Princeton Review

Furman University is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S., according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company has listed the university among the “Top 50 Green Colleges” in its free downloadable book, “Guide to 361 Green Colleges.”

Cost-saving confessions of an electric car owner

If you haven’t thought about an electric car before, give it a thought. If you have been interested, but were concerned about the cost, there are a number of used Volts, Leafs, and other plug-in hybrids available at very low prices.

Greenville County launching community garden program

Greenville County has announced the launch of its first community garden program, which aims to create a fresh crop of green thumbs.

This rare instrument at Clemson could put a dent in US nuclear spending

Clemson has purchased a rare scientific instrument that researchers will use the to create a more sustainable material to contain deadly nuclear waste. That material could save millions of taxpayer dollars.

Gas prices increasing thanks to pipeline leak

Upstate drivers may want to fill up their gasoline tanks sooner rather than later.