By Jen Hilburn
Georgia’s coast, its communities and its wildlife, suffered a blow recently when a judge decided to allow Sea Island to move forward with developing the groin...MORE »
Rayonier AM operated for years without an updated NPDES permit. More than half a dozen active and retired coal-fired power plants in Georgia currently have expired permits. The EPA has recognized the...MORE »
On July 13, Administrative Law Judge Kristin Miller heard five hours of closing argument in the challenge by the Altamaha Riverkeeper, Surfrider Foundation, and One Hundred Miles to Sea Island...MORE »
A decision on whether to invalidate the state permit allowing Rayonier Advanced Materials to discharge 60 million gallons of dark, smelly wastewater daily into the Altamaha River is now expected...MORE »
Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources ignored its own turtle expert’s advice in a document prepared in connection with Sea Island Acquisition’s application to build an additional sea groin...MORE »
Those opposed to the proposed rock groin encouraged to attend.
The Altamaha Riverkeeper (ARK) and Surfrider Foundation will have an opportunity to argue their case in court against the rock groin...MORE »
More Than 45 Organizations Back Historic Legal Petition That Takes Aim at Ocean-drilling Damage to Climate, Wildlife, Communities
WASHINGTON— More than 45 climate, conservation, indigenous and...MORE »
Georgia’s beautiful coast is only 100 miles long, but its patchwork of barrier islands, wide sandy beaches, salt marshes, mudflats, tidal creeks, maritime forests, inlets and estuaries are of worldwide ecological importance. The latest confirmation came last month when the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN) designated Georgia’s barrier islands — from Tybee to Cumberland — a landscape of hemispheric importance for shorebirds. It’s the network’s 100th designated site of importance for shorebirds in 15 countries.
The WHSRN is a 32-year-old “conservation strategy” aimed at protecting breeding and nesting habitats, wintering grounds and migratory rest stops of shorebirds — sandpipers, plovers, dunlins, dowitchers, willets, sanderlings, red knots, ruddy turnstones, whimbrels, curlews, oystercatchers, yellowlegs and others. ...
Cities across the United States will soon have to put their mouths where their money is as far as climate change and related problems like sea level rise are concerned. At least that’s the message from Moody’s, a major bond rating agency that explained late last month how it’s going to factor climate preparedness into municipal credit. ...
Nothing sold on the Southeast Georgia coast following the Civil War quite like timber and the products that could be made from it. By 1910, lumber mill owner Edward Noyes decided to get around his logistics issues by carving what amounted to a shallow canal through the marshland between Dover Creek the Satilla River.
After years of study and assessment, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is ready to erect closures intended to restore the waterbodies to their natural flow of more than a century ago. The corps posted a draft report online Friday on the impacts of closing the cut, which kicked off a 30-day public comment period.
Noyes Cut, over a period of decades and later disuse, deepened and widened as water flow and tides moved sediment over to Dover Creek, where it accumulated in amounts detrimental to both marine life and boaters, according to advocates for the corps closure. ...
If Christmas commercialism leaves you feeling “bah-humbug,” plan an outing to one of Georgia’s State Parks or Historic Sites this season. Parks all across Georgia are hosting old-fashioned holiday celebrations that will remind you of yesteryear. Choose from hayrides, candlelight tours, holiday...