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Going into Earth Week, a look at metro Atlanta’s greatest gifts and top issues

By Hannah E. Jones For over five decades, Earth Day has been reserved for going outside, showing love for Mother Earth and, through small acts and large-scale efforts, serving as a steward and champion of the natural environment.  With the 52nd annual Earth Day approaching, SaportaReport asked local experts to reflect on the current state […]

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Reporter’s Notebook: President, First Lady Biden visit Georgia to celebrate 100th day in office

After over 20 years as the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has fallen to second place. Today, more fliers travel through Guangzhou Bai Yun International Airport in southeast China. The Atlanta airport saw 43 million travelers in 2020, compared to 110.5 million the year before. But with more people receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, Hartsfield-Jackson […]

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Reporter’s Notebook: Climate pledges made on Earth Week

Happy Earth Day, Atlanta! Show Mother Nature some love today. Here’s a few ideas for how to celebrate:  Get some fresh air: Arabia Mountain, Sweetwater Creek, Cochran Shoals Trail, Piedmont Park, Freedom Park Get involved:  Earth Day at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Constitution Lakes Clean-up, live-stream some scaly friends at the Georgia Aquarium, take a […]

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Earth Day 2021: Hope springs eternal, even with threat to Okefenokee Swamp,

By GUEST COLUMNIST JOE COOK, Paddle Georgia coordinator and guidebook series author

In the spring of 1970, Georgia’s then comptroller general and Republican gubernatorial hopeful, Jimmy Bentley, dispatched 65 telegrams to state and national leaders – including President Richard Nixon – all in an attempt to have the date of the country’s first Earth Day celebration changed.