For the start of Atlantic hurricane season on June 1, scholars explain weather forecasting, evacuation orders, inland flooding risks and how social ties influence decisions to stay or flee.
Hurricanes frequently move inland in the southeast US, causing widespread river flooding, but emergency plans focus on protecting people in coastal communities.
Lessons learned from Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and the Fukushima disaster in 2011 have changed how utilities brace for big storms.
Towns are embracing their eccentric visitors as a way to boost their struggling economies.
Venus flytrap plants have 'traps' that snap shut on insect prey. But they also rely on insects for pollination. New research suggests how the plant avoids eating its allies.
In the 1960s, white newspaper journalists exploited racial divisions to help build the GOP's southern firewall.
How can we fight the opioid epidemic? Redesign the drugs, rethink how we assess patients and mandate prescription monitoring.
Charleston's Cannon Street YMCA All-Stars thought they'd have a chance to compete for a spot in the coveted Little League World Series. But South Carolina's Little League director had other ideas.
Black women turn out to vote like no other demographic group, and they overwhelmingly vote Democratic. So who are they going to back in the southern primaries?
Sanders can't win the South without the support of black voters, and he doesn't have that.
The votes in South Carolina's presidential primaries are once again expected to fall along racial lines.
Five takeaways from Trump's South Carolina win.
South Carolina is a red state. The GOP candidates know that a win here can lead to the party nomination.
Dirty tricks are a big part of the south's first presidential primary.
Republican presidential candidate John Kasich likes to tout his record as governor of Ohio. Is it a case of oversell?
Symbols can unite and divide. How religion helped turn division over the Confederate flag into consensus.
On July 6, the South Carolina Senate voted to remove the Confederate flag from the statehouse grounds. In the past white-on-black violence has led to real change - but under specific conditions.
Public opinion on the flag may have shifted with lightning speed, but how did it hold on as long as it did? The answer has to do with how it served both Democratic and Republican parties alike.
Historically, Republican politicians have subtly – and not-so-subtly – exploited racial fears.
In many states fathers can be incarcerated for failing to pay child support. This is a crisis that needs addressing.