Local effort to help save Balkan rivers

Outdoor marketing agencies Groundswell PR and Blue Ion Outpost have partnered with…

Greenville residents battle developer over century-old cedar trees near Mills Mill

A local developer’s plan to cut down a grove of century-old cedar trees near Mills Mill has sparked opposition from hundreds of residents.

Matchmaking gone wild: Greenville Zoo launching breeding program for Prevost’s squirrels

Bebe, the Greenville Zoo’s 7-year-old female Prevost’s squirrel, will soon be paired with a male counterpart from the Los Angeles Zoo in California

Construction set to begin on $10M sewer project in Simpsonville

Renewable Water Resources plans to upgrade a decades-old sewer pipe that provides service to more than 5,000 people in southern Greenville County. 

Winter adventures await in North Carolina’s Great Smoky Mountains

Outdoor recreation doesn’t have to stop when the temperatures drop.

Operation Deep Dive: A local nonprofit is on a mission to understand why so many veterans commit suicide

A new study is underway in the Upstate to curb the growing rate of suicides among military veterans.

Making connections: A new trail will link Lake Conestee Nature Park to a former municipal landfill. Here’s the plan.

Once complete, the connection between the approximately 400-acre park and former landfill will lead to a series of one-way trails with observation points. The trails will be open to hikers and birders only.

A first look at Roper Mountain Science Center’s new $14M environmental education facility

The 28,000-square-foot, two-story facility is scheduled to open in the fall of 2020.

Environmental group holds rally in Greenville to urge tire industry to use deforestation-free rubber

The rally, which was held at the Joel Roberts Poinsett Statue on South Main Street, was organized by Mighty Earth, an environmental nonprofit based in Washington, D.C.

Year in Review: The Top 5 Environment and Outdoor Stories of 2018

A new project aims to improve the Reedy River’s water quality. One of the Upstate’s most popular state parks is getting an expansion. And local veterans are finding healing through fly fishing. The year 2018 has seen no shortage of news related to Mother Nature.

Meet Anton, the Greenville Zoo’s newest resident

The four-year-old giant anteater recently made his debut in the zoo’s South American Pampas exhibit.

DNA analysis identifies remains of Upstate sailor killed at Pearl Harbor

Nearly eight decades after the attack, the remains of Navy Fireman 2nd Class Carl D. Dorr have been identified and returned home for burial.

Floods, heat waves, and air pollution: New report details how the Upstate will be impacted by climate change

A scientific report issued by 13 federal agencies last week paints a troubling picture of what could await the region if significant steps aren’t taken to address climate change.

A downtown parking lot is being repaved with nanomaterials made from wood. Here’s why.

The tiny rod-like structures have been shown to improve the strength and durability of concrete structures and reduce the carbon footprint of manufacturing cement.

Field Notes: El Nino to bring more rain to the Upstate this winter, forecasters say

Meteorologists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are predicting “wetter-than-average conditions” in the southern United States through February.