Louise Yancey. Composition in Warms. 1975. watercolor 17 1/2" x 24". Image courtesy of the SC Arts Commission.
Find out about transportation, environmental issues, and other ways South Carolinians and the environment interact.
- A new map of South Carolina with its canals, roads & distances…
This 1833 map is the first to show the South Carolina Canal and Rail Road Company’s line.
- 1863 Charleston Harbor
Image of Charleston Harbor during the Civil War.
- Rise and Fall and Rise: South Carolina's Maritime History
South Carolina has a long history of maritime trade.
- South Carolina Railroads Photograph Collection
Explore this detailed collection of train stations, depots, rail yards, and engines from across South Carolina.
- Anderson Automobile
The Anderson Automobile was built by John Gary Anderson in Rock Hill, SC from 1916-1926.
Electricity & Power
Find out how South Carolina’s hydroelectric plants are changing to address their impact on the environment.
- South Carolina Electricity Profile
See how much electricity and emission South Carolina’s power plants produced in 2007.
- History of Santee Cooper Power
The Santee Cooper project started in 1939 to provide power to many South Carolinians.
- Santee Cooper Project – 1939
Read about the plantations, churches, cemeteries, and other places that were lost with the construction of Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie.
- Building Santee Cooper
Explore the 188 images from the construction of the Pinopolis and Santee dams.
- Dominion Energy Power Plants
Find out about the different types of power plants in use at Dominion Energy in central South Carolina.
- Global Warming & South Carolina
Global warming can seriously affect South Carolina’s resources and economy.
- Climate Change and South Carolina
How could climate change affect South Carolina?
- South Carolina Air Quality
Find out the air quality in your hometown right now!
- Air Quality
These fact sheets are quick guides to quality issues such as carbon monoxide, ethanol, radon, and more!
What do you know about lead in your drinking water?
These fact sheets offer information about land waste such as landfills, environmental careers, recycling, and more!
Exotic Pests and Biological Invaders
- Exotic Plant Pest Species of SC
Invasive exotic or non-native plants can compete with native species and often take over an entire landscape and reduce plant biodiversity.
- Chinese Tallow
The Chinese tallow tree is invading many coastal plain landscapes of the Southeast.
- Knocking Back Biological Invaders
Learn about many different biological invaders and what can be done to stop the damage to native species.