Scientists for the federal government say documents that Georgia state regulators relied upon to conclude a proposed mine won't harm the nearby Okefenokee Swamp and its vast wildlife refuge are riddled with technical errors
Months after the GPS tracker on the alligator, named Doc, stopped sending locations, researchers with the University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant found 60% of his skeleton more than 14 miles into the refuge.
Thirty-seven people spoke in opposition to the project. No supporters were heard from.
The Democratic U.S. senator urged Georgians to join him in submitting public comment to the state.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: The CEO of DeKalb County and Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens announced yesterday that they had reached a deal that would begin the development of the Atlanta Police Training Center. Plus, community input is open on the proposal to mine in the Okefenokee swamp.
A company's plan to mine minerals just outside the famed Okefenokee Swamp and its federally protected wildlife refuge is a big step closer to being approved by regulators in Georgia. The state's Environmental Protection Division released a draft plan Thursday for how Twin Pines Minerals would operate its proposed mine and mitigate potential impacts to the 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 member of President Joe Biden's Cabinet is urging Georgia officials to deny permits for a proposed mine near the edge of the famed Okefenokee Swamp and its vast wildlife refuge. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said in a letter to Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp that the mining project poses "unacceptable risks" to the swamp's fragile ecosystem.
A U.S. government agency is being sued over its decision to allow a proposed mine outside the vast Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge to move forward without federal permits.
The US Army Corps of Engineers on Friday reversed its approval of a mining project threatening the Okefenokee Swamp.
A mystery is afoot in Georgia’s Okefenokee Swamp, and it involves fully grown alligators who are missing a lot of their teeth.
A proposal to mine for titanium dioxide near the state's Okefenokee Swamp is attracting controversy. Alabama company Twin Pines has applied for a permit to extract minerals near the freshwater wetland and wildlife refuge — the largest blackwater wetland in North America — and residents, politicians and environmental advocates are pushing back to protect the Okefenokee.
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The allure of new jobs in a rural corner of the state has won over supporters hoping for an economic boost. But the project is controversial, with Alabama-based Twin Pines Minerals planning to mine for titanium dioxide along the edge of the wildlife refuge.
The Coastal Ecology Lab and its project partners, Okefenokee Swamp Park, welcomed new life on Monday in the form of 25 alligator babies.
The reversal of a Trump administration rule that rolled back waterway protections is giving environmentalists new hope that a proposed strip mine near the Okefenokee Swamp and many other development plans near stream beds will no longer skirt federal regulation.