The National Park Service announced Friday that the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge will be nominated as a World Heritage Site, which moves forward the proposal four decades after the refuge was first considered a contender for the honor.
U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff has reiterated his call for the state to reject permits for a planned titanium mine near the Okefenokee Swamp.
Peat, the foundation of the Okefenokee Swamp and of wetlands around the world, serves as an important global hedge against climate change.
The push by a large coalition of Georgia legislators to protect the Okefenokee Swamp from mining failed this session even before legislators could vote on a panel to study ways to protect the diverse wildlife refuge.
The two sides battling in the nearly four-year saga over whether an Alabama company should be allowed to move forward with its plans to mine the site for titanium dioxide and zirconium were allowed to make their case to lawmakers during a two-hour public hearing held Tuesday.
While an Alabama-based company’s controversial mining proposal moves through the permitting process, a south Georgia Republican lawmaker is again attempting to head off any future attempt to mine an important site near the Okefenokee Swamp.
Dick Flood's family has confirmed the death of the singer-songwriter, educator and conservationist that many Georgians knew as Okefenokee Joe. Flood was 90 years old.
A landmark U.S. Supreme Court case could have significant ripple effects on the government’s ability to protect the nation’s waterways.
Conservationists are waging another legal challenge against a company’s strip-mining plans near the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in Southeast Georgia.
A major hurdle could soon be cleared for Twin Pines Minerals’ controversial plan to mine near Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge three years after it was announced. And a coalition of park supporters is rallying the public against those plans it claims would threaten hundreds of thousands of acres of wetlands.
The board isn’t ready yet to pass a resolution, DNR Board Chairman Bill Jones said, instead looking to the U.S. Secretary of the Interior to take the lead on the issue as then-Secretary Bruce Babbitt did 25 years ago.
Thursday on Political Rewind: President Biden announced a student debt relief plan, partially meeting one of his campaign promises. Plus, two candidates on the top of Georgia's ballot get a boost from Sen. Mitch McConnell. Meanwhile, a settlement leaves the fate of a proposed mine at the Okefenokee’s edge in the hands of the Georgia EPD.
Just above the Florida border, there’s a vast — and famous — swamp: the Okefenokee. It’s more than 400,000 acres of wilderness, with black water, pine...
A wildfire in a small part of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is under control, but the fire points to already dry conditions in the state.