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Georgia oysters: Commercial farms may face opposition
DAVIS, N.C. – The establishment of commercial oyster farms such as those that dot the marsh-lined estuaries of Down East North Carolina remains a priority for Georgia scientists, state officials and restaurateurs.
Florida’s Panhandle: Woes involve fire, hurricane, oysters, oil spill; plus politics
BAYOU GEORGE, Fl. – The environmental calamities continue in Florida’s Panhandle, where trees downed by Hurricane Michael in 2018 finally caught fire this month and burned across more than 34,000 acres before three separate blazes were contained.
‘You can’t manage what you can’t measure’ – Drawdown Georgia’s GHG tracking tool
Drawdown Georgia has unveiled an online tool to track greenhouse gas emissions statewide and in each Georgia county. It is the initiative’s second major science-backed effort to help reduce GHG emissions.
Ukrainian resolve on display in 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Savannah
Four Ukrainian sailors in the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, two men and two women, demonstrated the resolve that is evident in the country’s current resistance to Russian invaders.
Finalist for Rogers Bridge art installation faces March 14 vote by Duluth City Council
An Atlanta sculptor is the finalist to build an installation that’s to celebrate the heritage of Duluth’s Rogers Bridge, the engineering marvel of its day that’s to be replaced with a pedestrian bridge across the Chattahoochee River.
Decatur’s proposed Clean Energy Plan nears final stages
Decatur on Thursday is to conclude its series of three virtual roundtable discussions that are central to the city’s effort to adopt and implement a clean energy plan.
Avondale Estates proclaims Arbor Day as Trees Atlanta plans series of events
Avondale Estates recognized Arbor Day with the simple reading of a proclamation by Mayor Jonathan Elmore.
Atlanta’s break-the-mold affordable housing project may become model for future
Atlanta’s latest affordable housing development is the first of its kind in the city, a potential model for a new generation of public/private efforts to address the housing shortage.
Rivian plant criticized for risks to environment, culture as market setbacks arise
The newly released regional planning review of the proposed Rivian electric vehicle plant is filled with warnings about risks to the environment and cultural heritage of Morgan County if the facility is built as proposed on land an hour east of Atlanta.
Atlanta’s David Scott: First Black chair to oversee nation’s food supply legislation
Congressman David Scott, of Atlanta, the first Black chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, is preparing to oversee the formation of the nation’s central food supply legislation.
Electric vehicle, plastic recycling plants join coal ash, Okefenokee Swamp as concerns
Two big state-endorsed economic development projects are running into early opposition, indicating they could be set to join coal ash and the Okefenokee Swamp in the larger debate over Georgia’s environmental future.
MLK to white Lutheran youths in 1961: ‘an old order is passing away….’
Sixtyone years ago in Miami Beach, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of doubling the number of Black registered voters in the South through a campaign of peaceful protests at places that had barred them from registering.
Okefenokee Swamp mining proposal could be affected by Supreme Court ruling
The proposal to mine sand near the Okefenokee Swamp could be affected by a groundbreaking ruling on water rights issued by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Green investing options emerge as MARTA buys its first sustainable bonds
Georgians who want to invest in the green economy are to have more opportunities as cities and states start spending federal infrastructure funds and local governments seek to borrow money to put into projects.
CPA ID’s companies that funded lawmakers who restricted voting access
Corporations that funded Georgia lawmakers who voted to restrict voting access are under increasing scrutiny that goes beyond national headlines about Coca-Cola Co. and Delta Air Lines reversing their positions in the face of public outrage.
Georgia companies lead, trail in disclosing political spending: CPA index
Five of Georgia’s S&P 500 companies are among the most transparent in the nation about their political spending. Three companies are in the bottom tier, according to an annual index.
Abortion: Supreme Court ruling to determine Georgia law, influence campaigns
Georgia has major interests at stake in the abortion lawsuit the U.S. Supreme Court is to hear Wednesday. The verdict is to impact Georgia’s “heartbeat bill” and is likely to resonate through the state’s 2022 campaigns.
How wealth is extracted from lower income folks, other quirks of ‘new’ economy
Renters take a double whammy – they don’t build home equity, and their on-time rent payments don’t get reported to credit agencies to help build their credit score.
Transit for new era: MARTA, CobbLinc ask public about wishes for future service
Cobb County’s potential sales tax referendum for transit, possibly on the Nov. 8, 2022 ballot, is just part of the discussions CobbLinc and MARTA are conducting of the future of transit in four core counties of metro Atlanta.