Mon., May 13, 2013 3:00am
The University of Georgia is joining the ranks of research institutions with robotic submersibles. Marine scientists next year will deploy the Salty Dawg, an unmanned torpedo-shaped device designed to collect data at sea for a month at a time. The robot is funded by NASA.
Mon., April 1, 2013 1:02pm
A Glynn County landowner has agreed to restore 700 acres of wetlands damaged in the construction of two-and-a-half miles of roads and ditches near the Georgia coast.
Mon., February 4, 2013 3:00am
Public health workers in South Georgia are going house-to-house and yard-to-yard trying to find where all the septic tanks are. It's part of a year-long, federally-funded effort to map the tanks in 11 counties on the Georgia coast. Septic tanks are potential polluters. But the state has no clue how many are here.
Mon., December 31, 2012 5:00pm
An Armstrong Atlantic State University economics professor says he thinks next year will be the first since the 2007 recession in which construction employment inches up in the Savannah area. Michael Toma says local companies poised for growth include business and professional services like marketing and web design.
Tue., December 18, 2012 12:54pm
Georgia's environmental chief says he wants to continue talks with South Carolina over saltwater intrusion on the coast. A committee for years has been discussing ways to stop a saltwater plume that's contaminating wells near Savannah. But the committee hasn't met in months and South Carolina officials are calling more loudly for action.
Wed., June 6, 2012 2:55pm
With a click of a mouse, the Georgia Coastal Hazard Portal’s interactive map allows users to peruse current and past climate data.
Tue., May 22, 2012 2:45pm
Chatham County residents won't be getting 'voluntary' hurricane evacuations anymore. Emergency management officials there are getting rid of the term 'voluntary' and replacing it with 'early' and 'recommended' evacuations. The meaning hasn't changed. But officials believe the new wording will give residents more urgency as a storm approaches.
Mon., May 14, 2012 10:20pm
Governor Nathan Deal spoke at a $500 a head fundraiser to support penny sales taxes for transportation. The Savannah reception was the first major fundraising push outside Atlanta for supporters of the T-SPLOST vote in July.
Wed., May 9, 2012 10:32am
US Army Corps of Engineers officials are studying the environmental impacts of dredging Georgia's 161-mile part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. The ICW is a natual and manmade highway for boats strerching from Maine to Florida. Like Interstate 95, it brings business to the coast. That's why supporters would like more than study.
Thu., April 26, 2012 4:00pm
Researchers say, there's little difference between new "eco-friendly" docks and those that don't even try to protect salt marshes. Scientists spent three years studying new different types of docks designed to cast fewer shadows on the marsh. They concluded, they're not much better than ordinary docks.