John Muir is considered one of the environmental movement's founding fathers. He's most celebrated for his work in the West. But if it weren't for a trip to the South, he might not have gone west. He developed some of his core ideas in Savannah.
Three university of Georgia scientists have received a three-year grant to study the effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. The grant will allow scientists and emergency responders to better predict and respond to future spills if they occur.
Members of Kell High School's robotics team are using a $10,000 grant to build a machine that could aid in the cleanup of oil spills. The group came up with the idea after learning about the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill last year.
Scientists, government officials, community leaders and journalists will gather at the University of Georgia this month for a symposium that will examination communication during the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.