Gautama Mehta reports on climate change, energy, and the environment in the Macon area and across Georgia for The Telegraph. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he also reported for The Sun Herald in Mississippi.
Georgia Power’s plans for disposing of toxic industrial waste at a handful of coal plants across the state have been the subject of a yearslong controversy.
The newly formed union at electric school bus maker Blue Bird’s plant in Fort Valley held its first bargaining session with management on July 6, two months after workers voted to unionize with the United Steelworkers.
Smoke from a record-setting season of Canadian wildfires has floated across the United States all summer, and last week, Georgia experienced the consequences.
Middle Georgia’s peach growers, who have been devastated by a harvest ruined by bad weather, have little in the way of financial recourse to offset their losses.
This year’s peach crop is Georgia’s worst since the 1990s, peach growers say, with a projected loss of up to 95% of a normal year’s yield.