Mary Landers covers Coastal Georgia’s environment for The Current, a topic she covered for nearly 24 years at the Savannah Morning News, where she began and ended her time there writing about health, including most recently focusing on the pandemic. She’s adept at telling the stories of everyone from jellyfish fishers to pipeline protesters. Mary is a former Peace Corps Volunteer in Malawi, where she taught environmental science at Lake Malawi National Park. As a reporter in Georgia, she’s won numerous investigative reporting awards as well as the Larry Peterson Investigative Journalism Award.
There’s a bumper crop of saw palmetto berries this year in southeastern Georgia — and a bumper crop of berry poachers.
The recently passed Inflation Reduction Act doesn’t have “climate” in its name but it’s expected to bring an estimated $180 million of investment in large-scale clean power generation and storage to Georgia by 2030 and add almost 110,000 clean energy jobs in the state.
Democratic candidate for governor unveils policies, promises for climate, disaster preparation.
UGA Skidaway Institute scientists improve hurricane forecasts with autonomous vehicles above and below the sea surface.
Staff at the Tybee Marine Science Center rescued Ike in 2020 when he was a tiny straggler too weak to climb out of his North Beach nest on his own. He is the latest in a series of rescued loggerheads who serve as the center’s “marine debris ambassador.”