Chloe Johnson covers the coastal environment and climate change for the Post and Courier. She's always looking for a good excuse to hop on a boat.
Jonathan Gandolfo, who faced jail time for cutting down protected trees on the Isle of Palms, is now being sued by the city. The lawsuit says he still needs to pay $57,000 to replace the plants he destroyed.
Thousands of buildings in Charleston County are lower than the federal government says they should be to avoid flooding, giving the area one of the highest inventories of vulnerable homes in the country.
Thaddeus Grohoski's Isle of Palms house is one of several surviving J.C. Long cottages, named after the island's main developer. Though lower …
The Federal Emergency Management Agency only draws coastal flood zones for hurricane surge, but there are other dangers, like this king tide f…
Some older houses in beach towns like Isle of Palms are flat to the ground, while newer-built neighbors tower above them. These "minus-rated" …
A lawsuit has put the spotlight on coal plants like the Santee Cooper run Winyah station near Georgetown. The mercury from coal fired plants has led to persistent warnings against eating locally caught fish around the state.
A lawsuit that sought to declare some beachfront land on Folly Beach was actually public property has been dismissed, and some defendants in the suit now want to be reimbursed for their legal fees. The plaintiffs in the suit are appealing.
Gov. Henry McMaster signed a bill on Tuesday that will create the first Cabinet-level position devoted to disaster resilience, though funding for the role and a new resilience office won't come until 2021.
South Carolina has been awarded a grant to test air in the North Charleston area for a pollutant that's known to cause cancer. Ethylene oxide may be coming from the Lanxess chemical plant, or another source.
An order by President Donald Trump to shield the south Atlantic coast from offshore oil drilling also applies to offshore wind farms, according to the federal agency that leases waters for energy production. The news came as a surprise for clean energy advocates.