Delta Air Lines is among the airlines that are expected to raise fares in the coming years to offset the cost of caps on their carbon emissions, according to a report released today by Moody’s Investors Service.
The Atlanta Audubon Society has produced a best practices guide that provides advice on how to manage and maintain land in ways that promote both people and wildlife. The document is available for free download on the society’s website.
As Georgia lawmakers defer voting on resolutions to oppose oil exploration and drilling off Georgia’s coast, on Wednesday the largest offshore oil and gas lease sale in the nation’s history was conducted for most of the Gulf of Mexico.
The state has eased watering restriction in several counties in metro Atlanta. All types of outdoor water use is allowed, but landscapes can be watered only from 4 p.m. to 10 a.m., according to a new advisory from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
Southface is preparing to recognize four projects that embody the philosophy of sustainability that forms the foundation of the Fulcrum Awards, which are a highlight next week at Southface’s Greenprints program.
The West Georgia city of Carrollton is seeking contractors to install residential and commercial solar energy systems in a program that aims to both spur interesting solar energy systems and reduce the average cost of installations through bulk purchasing agreements.
During the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the federal law that created the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, the federal government has started a program to use volunteers and partners to maintain more than 6,300 miles of trails in national forests in the southern Appalachian Mountains.
An affiliate of the United Nations has recognized a new Regional Center of Expertise in metro Atlanta as just the sixth such regional sustainability network in the United States. The RCE Greater Atlanta aims to advance education for sustainable development related to the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, through smart sharing of information and collaborative programming among universities, governments, communities and the private sector.
Two timber companies and Georgia Power were honored Wednesday by Gov. Nathan Deal for their environmental stewardship and land management practices. The Forestry for Wildlife Partnership recognizes the importance of private landowners in preserving the state’s wildlife and landscape.
The South Fork Conservancy, a group of volunteers who joined in an effort to restore Peachtree Creek in Atlanta, is one of the 13 recipients of a new program by the Georgia Water Coalition to recognize efforts to improve the waters of Georgia.
An Atlanta solar coalition is reporting strong and favorable response to its effort to provide low-cost solar panels for buildings of all types in the city. Solarize Atlanta is moving ahead amid significant shake-ups in the solar power marketplace.
An invasive bird that is showing up in Atlanta traces its lineage to the Middle East. The Eurasian Collared-Dove made its way from the Bahamas to Florida in the 1970s and now is colonizing North America to the point that birds are spending the winter in Alaska, according to results of the annual Christmas Bird Count by the Atlanta Audubon Society.
Georgia manufacturers located along the coast can get a boost in their disaster planning from a federal grant being administered by an affiliate of Georgia Tech. The goal is to help employers recover more quickly and help get some 23,000 workers back to work and earning paychecks.
A major gateway to PATH400 is to be expanded now that a benefactor has donated a half-acre of land at Mountain Way Park. The park is being developed alongside and beneath Ga. 400, on land that was earmarked as a park on a map that dates to 1938.
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and Tennessee Warblers were the two most common bird species to die after colliding with buildings during the Lights Out Atlanta program that wrapped up in November 2017, according to the Atlanta Audubon Society.
Another page of Georgia’s environmental history is turning at the state Capitol. Joe Tanner, a former commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources, is turning the keys to his lobbying and consulting firm over to former House Majority Leader Jerry Keen – who has lobbied for the firm’s clients since 2012.
The continental waters off Georgia’s coast are to opened to drilling for oil and natural gas in leases to be signed in 2020, 2022, and 2024, under a draft proposal released Thursday by the Trump administration that would open most of the nation’s seabed to drilling. Environmental groups have announced their opposition to the plan.
The last bit of money needed to complete PATH400 has been earmarked in city and federal funding, which is a significant win for Livable Buckhead, the non-profit entity overseeing development of the linear park.