Fri., April 20, 2012 6:41am
The Department of Natural Resources started using a helicopter Thursday to lower pallets of oyster shells in Glynn County tidal creeks that once teemed with the bivalve mollusks. The recycled oyster shells will become a foundation where oyster larvae can attach themselves and form living reefs.
Mon., February 20, 2012 4:00am
A coastal lawmaker says, Georgia is losing business from boaters who want to take up floating residences in the state. Woodbine Republican Jason Spencer introduced a bill in the state legislature to allow live-aboard boats. Georgia outlawed long-term boat stays 20 years ago out of concern for the human waste that some boaters dump in the water.
Fri., January 6, 2012 4:32pm
Brunswick city officials are getting tired of paying to raise sunken and abandoned shrimp boats. Two years after paying about $70,000 to raise a derelict trawler at the city dock, last month another one sank. Taxpayers end up footing the bill when shrimpers can't maintain their boats and can't insure or sell them.
Mon., January 2, 2012 3:00pm
A researcher has ruled out lack of maintenance as a reason banks along the state's Intracoastal Waterway are eroding. A Georgia scientist looked at erosion on the snake-shaped boating route that serves recreational boaters. Geologist Clark Alexander says, he found, boaters are causing the erosion.
Tue., October 25, 2011 10:03am
City crews in Savannah, Ga., have begun a major cleanup of the square where actor Tom Hanks proclaimed that life is like a box of chocolates in the film "Forrest Gump." Workers have started clearing undergrowth and cutting away dead limbs with a goal of making Chippewa Square a safer and more desirable city spot.
Mon., October 24, 2011 12:01am
Scientists are investigating how drought kills crabs and marshes on Georgia's coast. Much of the state remains in drought despite recent rains. That puts pressure on rivers and eventually Georgia's broad estuaries. A researcher says, crab diseases seem to flare up when drought chokes off freshwater river flows.
Tue., October 11, 2011 4:51pm
A coastal-area environmental group and five public agencies have come together to clear up confusion about fish advisories in the Brunswick area. The partnership aims to put in one place the myriad advice fishermen receive about which fish to eat, where to catch them and how much is too much. State officials produce a 60 page book on the topic.
Fri., October 7, 2011 3:34pm
A Southeast Georgia gas station chain is taking Georgia's Agriculture Commissioner to court over signs for gas prices. Parker's Market chain owner, Greg Parker, says Commissioner Gary Black's office told the chain not to post a lower gas price for people using the chain's debit card. Parker says, Black is overstepping his authority.
Mon., September 12, 2011 12:00am
Coastal water planners are set to vote this week on a regional plan to encourage less water use. The plan doesn't mandate conservation, but does support a five year old permitting process limiting how much water can be withdrawn from groundwater sources. The permits limit the Savannah-area to 2006 levels of water withdraws.
Mon., July 25, 2011 12:01am
Georgia marina owners want state officials to ease rules on coastal boaters who stay awhile. Right now, if someone wants to live on a boat on Georgia's coast, they're effectively barred from staying for more than a month. A proposed rule change would help local business and make it easier for the state to control waste water discharges.