Tuesday headlines: SC is the 4th most vulnerable state to climate change, report finds

A new report suggests that South Carolina is the fourth most vulnerable state to climate change and the eighth least prepared state to deal with health issues. The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Trust for America’s Health, a public health policy organization, released the report. This report comes as The Washington Post reports that the United States has experienced 18 billion-plus disasters so far this year and that 85% of humans are affected by human-induced climate change. Following: The Daily War Cock, Washington Post, Read the report here

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The former CEO of SCANA will soon be in prison. Former SCANA CEO Kevin Marsh is the first executive tied to a failed billion-dollar nuclear project in South Carolina to go to jail. The construction of the VC Summer expansion project took nine years and consumed $10 billion – and it was canceled before it could be completed and produce electricity. Following: PA News, Post and courier, The state

SC’s abortion restrictions must be taken to the US Court of Appeals. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has tentatively scheduled oral arguments for Dec. 6 in a trial challenging South Carolina’s new abortion law, which went into effect this year and prohibits abortions after detection of fetal heart activity. Cardiac activity usually occurs six weeks into pregnancy. Since pregnancy is calculated from the first day of a person’s last period – not the date of ovulation – this means that many women may not know they are pregnant. Following: PA News

The restaurant in Charleston does NYT favorites list. Hannibal’s Soul Kitchen created The New York Times‘ The restaurant list, which lists ’50 places in America we’re most excited about right now’. The listing calls the restaurant “one of the last old-fashioned Gullah Geechee restaurants in the area” and recommends the blue crab. Following: The New York Times

Charleston is looking to rein in late-night businesses. Six months after a bloody brawl in downtown Charleston, city officials are considering closing downtown stores at 2 a.m. and forcing businesses that sell alcohol to hire security. Following: Post and courier

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