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.
Georgia’s efforts to protect endangered plants has been recognized by a national organization, which comes as good news at a time the state is implementing its latest five-year plan to protect plants and animals.
By Guest Columnist MARILYN A. BROWN, a professor at Georgia Tech’s School of Public Policy whose research focuses on energy, climate and environmental policy
In a year marked by ever deepening political divides, an unlikely consensus has formed between Georgia regulators and environmental advocates: energy bills must remain affordable as we transition to a low-carbon economy. My research on sustainable energy policies and the electric utility industry demonstrates that we can best achieve this result by using innovative tools already available to us.
GRTA is implementing its long-studied plans to improve service on every route of its Xpress Commuter Coach Service and has posted staff throughout Downtown Atlanta and Midtown to help passengers adjust to changes in the locations of bus stops.
The way Becky Kelley sees it, Georgia’s new proposed statewide recreation plan aims to serve a vast majority Georgians who want to relax or play public parks. And a new mapping feature provides pinpoint accuracy in locating a park and its amenities.
A new chapter is about to begin in the process of deepening the Savannah Harbor to accommodate massive ships that are arriving from the expanded Panama Canal. It involves updating the maps of shoals that are based on data collected before World War II.
Atlanta is moving forward with a long-awaited plan to provide property owners with 100 percent financing to install renewable energy and energy efficiency products. The loans are to be repaid over an extended period with property taxes.
Plans to connect Buckhead with an urban wilderness stretching east to Emory University and beyond got a big boost in the form of a $500,000 pledge from the Kendeda Fund to the South Fork Conservancy, the non-profit conservancy announced Friday.
Georgia State University plans to restore Hurt Park in downtown Atlanta, an historic greenspace that was opened in 1940 and later heralded as a major accomplishment in the first administration of legendary Mayor William B. Hartsfield.