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.
Sat., November 27, 2010 6:00am
Georgia's farmers are starting to feel the effects of budget cuts at the state's agriculture extension service. Coastal Glynn County lost its agent this year because the county refused to pay a larger share of the agent's salary. Betty Ann Lewis represents a local farmer's group and she's now become the go-to person for all kinds of questions.
Thu., November 4, 2010 8:22am
A bankruptcy judge has approved Sea Island Co.'s plan to sell its luxury resorts, golf courses and private clubs to settle the Georgia company's Chapter 11 case. Judge John S. Dalis noted Sea Island's creditors voted almost unanimously in favor of the $212.4 million sale as he ruled in court Thursday.
Thu., October 21, 2010 3:02pm
Georgia is one of four states participating in a coastal alliance aimed at getting the South Atlantic region in synch on environmental issues. The South Atlantic Alliance recently released a draft plan to coordinate state policies on port expansion, disaster response and other issues.
Fri., September 3, 2010 2:24pm
Chatham County could change local zoning to make it easier for some and harder for others to build near Georgia's protected marshes. A local planning council has approved a plan to set the marsh buffer at 35 ft. That's 10 ft. stricter for land deemed "undeveloped" and 25 ft. less strict for land deemed "developed."
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.
Mon., July 5, 2010 12:00am
Georgia's underwater national park, Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary, studies fish on a recent voyage.
Mon., May 31, 2010 12:00am
A Savannah-based hurricane forecaster makes predictions for industry, not t
Mon., May 3, 2010 4:52pm
Coastal area officials are getting a briefing on hurricane preparations.