Wed., December 1, 2010 5:43pm
Georgia environmental groups are praising a decision by the Obama administration to reverse itself on offshore oil. Back in March, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said the administration would open up the East Coast to offshore drilling. Now -- after the Gulf oil spill -- Salazar says, the administration will NOT persue Atlantic oil.
Tue., November 30, 2010 2:54pm
This year's hurricane season ended without a major storm hitting the United States. Although Haiti and Central America were hit with major storms, the lack of media attention these disasters received leaves some emergency managers worrying about complacency. After all, forecasters predicted a busy tropical season.
Mon., August 30, 2010 3:00pm
Budget cuts in education are getting a lot of attention in this year's gubernatorial race, but a lot of smaller state agencies also are dealing with budget cuts. For instance, the Coastal Resources Division has cut its budget over the past two years by 52%. That's the most of any division within the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
Fri., August 13, 2010 3:05pm
State biologists want coastal planners to know exactly what's on the coast before development picks up. Two researchers working for the Department of Natural Resources are creating a map of the coast's natural habitats. The map's detail goes beyond anything seen before -- down to fractions of acres.
Wed., July 28, 2010 1:42pm
Environment Georgia reported that beach closings and advisories due to pollution went up the last year in Georgia, totaling 209 days of closed or under advisory beaches. The numbers are according to the Natural Resource Defense Council's 20th annual beach water quality report.
Mon., July 5, 2010 12:00am
Georgia's underwater national park, Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary, studies fish on a recent voyage.
Tue., June 22, 2010 1:44pm
Attorneys general of 11 Atlantic coast states, including Georgia, are putting BP on notice to pay legitimate claims, if oil shows up on Atlantic shores.