How the Reedy’s water quality is hindering recreation outside the city

While the Reedy River has become a hub for recreation in downtown Greenville, some residents believe it needs more access points outside the city.

How one group plans to improve water quality in the Saluda Watershed

Save Our Saluda has partnered with Greenville County and other stakeholders to reduce sediment runoff in a watershed used by thousands of residents.

Mayor Knox White endorses Paris Climate Agreement

White has joined the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda, a coalition committed to carrying out the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement.

Clemson studies best seasons for controlled burns in Appalachians

Prescribed burning is a practice that involves removing understory brush that can go up in flames during a drought.

Upstate’s air quality improves, report says

Upstate residents can breathe a little easier.

Upstate Forever ends fight against natural gas pipeline

Upstate Forever won’t challenge the state’s approval of a 55-mile natural gas pipeline that will run through hundreds of properties in Spartanburg County to the Lowcountry.

Wade Hampton High School launches composting program to combat food waste

Students are on a mission to help the planet by transforming food waste into soil.

Furman University completes $1.7M solar farm

Furman University is one step closer to reducing its carbon footprint.

State plans expansion of Greenville’s Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

The expansion will provide a corridor of protected properties from the North Carolina state line to Oak Grove Road in northern Greenville County.

Upstate students construct, donate canoe for Reedy River conservation

The river has experienced severe pollution since the early 1900s. Now the students hope their creation can provide a boost to local conservation efforts.

Upstate residents plan downtown March for Science rally

Members of the Upstate’s science community plans to hold a rally in downtown Greenville on Earth Day to take a stand for the importance of public policies on science.

Greenville County launches litter control program

Greenville County has launched a new litter control program designed to improve cleanliness along streets.

Upstate Forever appeals federal approval of natural gas pipeline

The environmental advocacy group has challenged a ruling by FERC approving a 55-mile natural gas pipeline that would run through Spartanburg County.

After 12 years, environmentalist and community educator Nancy Fitzer leaves Greenville’s Upstate Forever

For more than a decade, Nancy Fitzer has been the voice of Greenville’s Upstate Forever, one of South Carolina’s most influential environmental groups.

Upstate Forever protects more than 300 acres in Spartanburg County

A former tree farm in Pauline is now protected through a partnership between Upstate Forever and a Spartanburg County landowner.