After a brutal presidential campaign and election season, it has been a struggle to envision a brighter future for our nation and our world.
My emotions have vacillated from despair about the future of our planet to concern about the future of our cities to empathy for the millions of people seeking a better life – hoping to find comfort and acceptance in America.
With that backdrop, I attended two distinctly different events last week that helped give me hope for the future.
The South Pole is in the news today, as Buzz Aldrin, one of two men to walk on the moon in 1969, was evacuated from a research facility just as a Georgia State University professor is preparing to open a new facility to study the Sun’s “magic carpet” and, hopefully, solve a 75-year-old enigma.
President-elect Trump’s plan to spur $1 trillion in infrastructure investment may coalesce just as the finishing touches are made to the proposal for a high-speed railroad to connect Atlanta and Chattanooga.
Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday urged Georgians to pray for rain as he restricted outdoor use of water across most of northwest Georgia, while active forest fires blaze across 27,027 acres in Georgia’s mountains.
As lawyers argue in a Washington courtroom over the distribution of water between Florida and Georgia, Fulton County is preparing to nearly triple the amount of treated sewage it dumps into a river that flows into Alabama and the Gulf of Mexico.
APALACHICOLA, FL. – There are no surprises in the groupings of organizations that submitted “friend of the court” briefs in the federal lawsuit filed by Florida against Georgia to get more water out of the Chattahoochee River basin. The hearing began Monday.
Business interests stuck together. Environmental groups stuck together.
By David Pendered Florida filed a lawsuit against Georgia in the U.S. Supreme Court after years of negotiations failed to resolve disputes over Georgia’s consumption of water from the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river basin. The hearing began Monday in a federal courthouse in Washington. Lawyers for both sides expect to take up to six weeks to present […]
Wildfires have forced the closure of three trails and a trailhead parking lot on federal land in north Georgia, according to the U.S. Forest Service. On Friday, the state joined the federal government in restricting fires and campfires at wildness areas in north and central Georgia.
Atlanta is in the early stages of renovating the green roof atop Atlanta City Hall. Plans call for more seating, the removal of invasive weeds and the installation of plants with a vibrant mix of colors and bloom times.
Atlanta is proving itself to be the right home for an international agency that has a focus on public health and departed New York after almost 200 years. That much was clear after a visit from church leaders from China.
When CBRE examined the demand for green certified office space in metro Atlanta, the example it highlighted in a new report was the decision by health data giant Kaiser Permanent to locate in a LEED certified building in Midtown.
It’s easy to forget the impact on seaports and merchant mariners when the most compelling storm images are of thousands of families fleeing their homes under a mandatory evacuation order as Hurricane Matthew bears down on the Georgia coast.
Atlanta is on the cusp of proceeding with the design and engineering of the long-awaited Proctor Creek Greenway Trail, starting with a complex first phase that is to be coordinated with plans to treat stormwater runoff via natural landscaping.