Georgia environmental officials are asking beachgoers along Georgia’s coast to give nesting birds plenty of clearance because Hurricane Matthew damaged offshore sandbars that formerly served as nesting areas.
Atlanta can expect to save about $42 million in the overall interest payments on money borrowed to upgrade the water and sewer system, based on a bond refinancing the Atlanta City Council approved by unanimous vote Wednesday.
By Guest Columnist SALLY BETHEA, the board chair of Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy, the nonprofit friends group for the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
America’s mayors are pitching an investment in the infrastructure of our national parks as a win-win for cities and their residents: A way to create U.S. jobs by restoring historic buildings, fixing outdated and unsafe water and electrical systems and improving crumbling roads and trails to benefit all park visitors.
Once the Georgia Dome is demolished and the site converted to parking for the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, it will be a 13-acre greenspace named the Home Depot Backyard. The park will be open for everyday access and host special events on game days and throughout the year, civic officials announced Friday.
An Earth Day event that’s billed as, “one of the biggest clean-up efforts in Atlanta history” is being co-sponsored by the Captain Planet Foundation and a non-profit organization created to honor an elderly lady killed by police in her home in the English Avenue neighborhood. The event is Friday and Saturday.
Atlanta’s Historic Oakland Cemetery will give a nod to its roots as a garden cemetery when it opens its doors Saturday morning for its fifth annual Spring Plant Sale, featuring a demonstration on container gardening.
The recent session of the Georgia Legislature protected water and property rights, but didn’t address coal ash waste and other water concerns, according to the wrap-up by the Georgia Water Coalition, which represents more than 230 organizations.
They may look cute and in need of care, but those seemingly orphan young critters should be left alone and certainly shouldn’t be brought into a home, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
The bankruptcy papers Westinghouse filed today in regards to Plant Vogtle names the nuclear plant in Georgia as one of two reasons the company faces a dire financial situation. The other reason is a nuclear power plant in South Carolina.
By Guest Columnist DINK NESMITH, a Jesup native who is president and co-owner of Athens-based Community Newspapers, Inc., publishers of newspapers in Georgia, Florida and North Carolina
If fictional detective Sherlock Holmes were roaming the halls of the Georgia General Assembly, he could give an “elementary” clue why the proposed strengthening of coal-ash handling died before 2017’s Crossover Day. “My dear Watson,” the pipe-smoking sleuth would say, “follow the money.”
Editor’s Note: This story has been updated with a comment from the board that oversees the Kirkwood Neighborhood Association. –
Atlanta’s school superintendent is backing an effort to protect a 10-acre stand of trees and the development of an urban farm and nature center at the site of Pullman Yard, the 27-acre site in Kirkwood that the state of Georgia is selling as a likely mixed use development.
At the end of a dirt path that touches the Yellow River in Newton County, one piece of the future of Georgia’s network of water trails is taking shape – a network that now has the blessings of the state House of Representatives.
By Guest Columnist BETH BOND, curator of Sustainable News, Southeast Green
Last summer in a Green Tech Media article, Georgia Power received a disturbing headline. The headline was Georgia Power’s Rooftop Solar Program Signs Up Only 5 Customers. The implication was there was no solar market in Georgia for residential sign-ups. After all, the article reported, there were over 10,000 inquiries but only five customers who had actually signed up and gotten a solar installation. What was wrong with Georgia citizens?
Atlanta is moving forward with plans to abandon a street in advance of construction of a long-awaited park, to be located near the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, that’s now named the Rodney Cook, Sr. Park at Historic Vine City. A public hearing on the abandonment is set for Tuesday.
Georgia is stocking trout in streams two weeks earlier than normal because warm winter weather resulted in fish growing faster than usual, combined with low stream-flows through hatcheries due to the drought.