Science & Technology

Environmental Justice Advocates Say Climate Change isn’t a ‘White Thing’

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The climate crisis is real. From the devastating of extreme weather events made worse by climate change to the public health implications of increased pollution like heightened asthma attacks, communities are feeling the impacts of this crisis first and worst. Experts said real solutions to the climate…

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Trident Tech earns national cybersecurity designation

Trident Technical College has been designated a national Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CD) through academic year 2024. The college is the first two-year college in South Carolina to receive the designation.  The  CAE-CD program is sponsored by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. The program’s goal is to reduce…

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Coastal Carolina University co-hosting wind power potential workshop in Charleston alongside Clemson and Iowa State

Coastal Carolina University, in partnership with Clemson University and Iowa State University, will be hosting an all-day workshop in Charleston, S.C., on Sept. 20 that will focus on the recently identified potential for onshore wind energy production in South Carolina. The workshop, titled “Land-based Wind Power Potential in the Southeast U.S.,” is intended to familiarize…

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Black Millennials Rank Student Loan Debt, Cybersecurity, And Criminal Justice Reform As Top 2020 Voting Issues In New Survey

Healthcare, immigration, and the state of the economy dominate mainstream conversations on top voter issues in 2020, but new survey data suggests a majority of black millennial voters will choose candidates based on their student loan debt, criminal justice reform, and cybersecurity policy ideas. The survey, completed by Beyond Ideas Group, an integrated public affairs…

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Tips to Prepare for Hurricane Dorian

The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is urging consumers to prepare as Hurricane Dorian approaches. Whether you are in an evacuation zone or not, there are steps you can take to reduce the stress caused by this weather emergency. Organize your finances. Collect your most recent financial and identification documents and keep them in…

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Butterfield Introduces ‘BRIDGE Act’ to Push STEM Education, Employment

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The United States will need an estimated 1 million more STEM professionals by 2022 to keep up with workforce demands, according to U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.). To help meet that need Butterfield has introduced HR 1586, which would amend the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Organization…

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Charleston County Public Library launches new Playaway Launchpad tablets for kids

Playaway Launchpads are now available at Charleston County Public Library. These popular learning tablets feature high quality, ad-free learning apps and games that are both fun and educational for kids in preschool through second grade. Kids will love the Launchpad experience, which lets them design a personal avatar and choose an app adventure they’re most…

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