Fri., August 7, 2015 9:16am
A researcher from the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography is part of a team that found carbon frozen in permafrost enters the atmosphere as carbon dioxide soon after it's released.
Tue., July 29, 2014 1:13pm
People from all over the country gathered in downtown Atlanta to give public comments at hearings that could have a huge impact on the EPA’s new Clean Power Plan. The Environmental Protection Agency released the plan last month, which calls for a 30 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2030. Under the plan, the EPA will set individual state-by-state carbon emissions goals. Opponents of the plan say it will hurt the economy and punishes energy industry workers.
Mon., June 16, 2014 2:14pm
One of the tradeoffs of living near the ocean is vulnerability to risks like hurricanes and floods. Even more vulnerable? Low-income people, the elderly, and those with health problems or disabilities. Scientists at the University of Georgia’s Skidaway Institute of Oceanography are pulling together data from a variety of sources - mostly the federal government - to better understand those vulnerabilities.
Mon., June 16, 2014 1:57pm
Researchers are merging information about risks like hurricanes with socioeconomic data to map who might be at risk.
Mon., June 2, 2014 12:23pm
New Environmental Protection Agency rules for carbon emission reductions for the nations’ power plants met alternately with official resistance or silence in Georgia Monday. The rules call for a 30% percent reduction in carbon emissions by the year 2030. Rather than being set from a universal baseline for all states, EPA officials say they came up with state by state goals by looking at present state emission levels and imagining what they call a “reasonable application” of technology could produce.
Thu., September 27, 2012 6:00am
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources says a team of researchers visited remote mountain bogs in the Chattahoochee National Forest in Rabun County last month to gain historical clues about the climate.
Tue., August 7, 2012 11:15am
Tybee Island city council members are looking at ways to keep the coastal city dry as sea levels rise. The city this week held a three-day workshop about its options. Residents who attended were asked to prioritize their concerns about rising sea levels. Federal guages have documented a rise of about 10 inches at Fort Pulaski since 1935.
Fri., July 30, 2010 12:21pm
The President visited Savannah in March to promote a relatively minor part of a massive energy bill. The U.S. Senate has all but killed any possibility of a major energy bill this year. But the Savannah-stumped HomeStar program survives.