Thursday’s headlines: Unique swamp between Georgia and SC may be extinct soon
The freshwater marshes of the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge are among the richest wetlands in the Southeast, but they could be swallowed up entirely by rising sea levels. With the threat of a collapse. glacier in Antarctica, the sea level could rise up to 10 feet in as little as five years. More: The State / Spartanburg Herald Journal
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Fifth earthquake in three days reported in South Carolina. Another earthquake occurred in the Columbia area. The latest would have been a magnitude 2.4 earthquake that struck around 4:12 a.m. on Wednesday. This earthquake brings the state’s total number of tremors to 28 in 2021. Most of them have occurred in the past three months. Four were reported Monday in Kershaw County. More: AP News, WBTW
SC House publishes yet another, still-criticized Congress card proposal. South Carolina House released another map to redraw the state’s Congressional constituencies – this time the map reflects the Senate version, but it would also allow the state to elect six Republicans and a Democrat to Congress . The two proposed maps are still under review by the House Redistricting Committee. More: AP News, The Post and Courier, WITV
The Charleston Carnival Sunshine under CDC watch for a COVID outbreak. The CDC said 88 ships are now either under investigation or under observation, but did not say how many cases of COVID-19 have been reported. Four other vessels are also monitored by the CDC. More: NPR, WCSC
The state is working to prevent new teachers from fleeing the profession. In 2021, South Carolina school districts reported fewer early-career teacher departures compared to 2020. Learn more: WSPA
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