Mon., May 13, 2013 10:00am
A task force appointed to make recommendations about Jekyll Island's future says the coastal state park may have exceeded the legal limit to how much of its land can be developed. The Jekyll Island Authority governs the island. It has asked Attorney General Sam Olens for a second opinion.
Wed., January 16, 2013 5:00pm
A state administrative law judge has ruled in favor of environmental groups in a case challenging buffers for Georgia wetlands. State regulators say a law requiring a vegetative buffer doesn't apply to some Georgia waterways. But environmentalists say the exceptions are few
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.
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.
Thu., December 16, 2010 1:00am
A US Army Corps of Engineers official says, the agency is likely to extend the public comment period on the Savannah harbor deepening project. Some environmental groups and others have said the public comment window was too short given the immense size of the report and its technical difficulty. The official said an extension should be announced this week.
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."
Thu., October 22, 2009 1:36pm
It's the first time in 17 years that the Department of Natural Resources ha