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Three Cows Washed Away by Hurricane Dorian Show Up Weeks Later

A nine-foot storm surge brings three new residents to North Carolina’s Cape Lookout National Seashore

Land & Conservation

The Everglades’ Wild Hope

The fate of the South’s last frontier teeters on the brink—after decades of losing ground to environmental devastation, the endangered Florida habitat and its legions of supporters may finally be turning the tide

Land & Conservation

What You Need to Know about Fall Foliage This Year

The forecast for the Appalachian mountains calls for a better leaf-peeping season than in 2018

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Southern History

Remembering Hurricane Hugo, Thirty Years Later

A look back at the wreckage left behind by the most destructive storm to hit Charleston in modern times

Hurricane Relief

The Long Road to Recovery After Hurricane Dorian

An update on the devastation and how you can support relief efforts

Land & Conservation

Manatee and Calf Swim Free After Storm Surge Traps Them in Florida

The sea cows were stuck behind a retaining wall after Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Relief

Hurricane Dispatch from Charleston

A look at the early stages of the storm

Hurricane Prep

Goats on a Boat: A Surprising Dorian Evacuation

In Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, a set of beloved goats evacuate their island home ahead of Hurricane Dorian

Land & Conservation

Bacteria-Infested Ponds Turn Deadly for Dogs

The recent deaths of a number of dogs around the South highlight the danger of toxic blue-green algae blooms

Books

Five Surprising Ways the Mosquito Shaped the South

A new book traces the murderous past of one of our most hated pests

Land & Conservation

How to Save a Loggerhead

Go behind the scenes at the South Carolina Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Care Center during a nearly yearlong journey to get a massive injured loggerhead back home

Conservation

Hopeful News for Loggerhead Sea Turtles

The number of nesting loggerheads along the Southeastern coast is projected to break records this summer. What does it mean for the threatened species?

Land & Conservation

Dreaming of Monster Fish

The powerful pull of the ancient alligator gar draws a North Carolina writer deep into the Texas mud

Arts & Culture

Watching Lightning Bugs at Congaree National Park

A beautiful display of nature in Hopkins, South Carolina

Arts & Culture

Now Enrolling: The Wendell Berry Farm School

A new Kentucky-based program puts the work of the renowned writer at the center of a college curriculum—and it’s tuition free

Land & Conservation

Meet the Smokies’ Newest Ranger

After stints at Yosemite and Big Bend, the new chief ranger at Great Smoky Mountains National Park is coming back home to protect and preserve a Southern treasure

Editor's Letter

Saving the Small Places

Zooming in on a tiny Lowcountry
creek and its uncertain future

Land & Conservation

The Sweetest and Strangest Animal Stories of 2018

From mischievous North Carolina black bears to vigilante cattle in Florida to good dogs everywhere, these are our favorite Southern animal anecdotes from the past year

Land & Conservation

Hope on the Half Shell

Caretakers of a generations-old seafood business in the historic Georgia community of Harris Neck, a father and son look toward the promise of modern oyster farming to preserve a legacy—and a way of life—inextricably tied to the water

Conservation

South Carolina’s Wild Acquisition

Unspoiled island formerly owned by Ted Turner is now part of the state’s park system