Fri., March 29, 2013 5:12pm
A day after the General Assembly adjourned for the session, water watchdogs are celebrating the failure of a bill that could have barred property owners from irrigating on their own land. The bill would have given the state the power to implement water augmentation program to increase the flow of the river, but would block those down river from the project from accessing the water.
Thu., November 17, 2011 5:33pm
Low pH balance levels killed fish in Reedy and Brier creeks in Jefferson and Burke Counties, according to a state investigation.
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.
Tue., June 7, 2011 1:28pm
Federal environmental officials say, it might be impossible to know just what led to thousands of fish dying in Southeast Georgia's Ogeechee River. The US Environmental Protection Agency released a memo this week saying, a common bacteria caused the kill. But biologists already knew that and river-watchers really want to know what made the fish suceptible to the bacteria.
Thu., June 2, 2011 2:49pm
Georgia's Saxby Chambliss is joining 12 other US Senators in calling on Food and Drug Administration officials to relax seafood advice for pregnant women. The Senators say, the agency's guidelines to avoid fish because of mercury are not consistent with new federal dietary recommendations.
Mon., April 25, 2011 12:03pm
Researchers are studying the migration and spawning habits of endangered short-nosed sturgeon. The study includes the Savannah River where the fish risk losing their habitat.
Tue., April 5, 2011 2:44pm
Georgia marine fisheries biologists are trying to find out where red drum, tarpon, spotted sea trout and the state's other prized sport fish go when they are not present in coastal waters.
Thu., December 9, 2010 9:36am
The Georgia Board of Natural Resources has voted to approve buying land for the Oaky Woods Wildlife Management Area.
Mon., July 5, 2010 12:00am
Georgia's underwater national park, Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary, studies fish on a recent voyage.
Wed., June 16, 2010 6:23pm
Nearly 500 acres of land outside of Atlanta now belong to the state for conservation. The Department of Natural Resources has long eyed about 469 acres in Dawson County.