Next steps include educating health care providers in the area and planning for a larger study
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 Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel power plants has been endorsed by a crush of environmental advocates in Georgia.
State environmental officials monitor air quality at 40 sites across the state through a program that’s been in place for 40 years.
As Canada and parts of the U.S. confront declines in air quality due to smoke from Canadian wildfires, NPR reporters in Asia, Latin America and Africa share their experiences.
A major textile mill in Northwest Georgia will permanently stop using certain chemicals that provide protective coatings for its products — but pollute waterways.
A recent fire at the plant has not been linked to regulatory noncompliance but the investigation is ongoing.
Tankers hauling mystery sludge have been a common — and unwelcome — sight in rural counties, thanks to the state’s soil amendment program and industrial companies looking to get rid of smelly waste.
The Georgia Water Coalition’s annual Dirty Dozen report this year is intended to outline landmark legal cases in Georgia that led to significant restoration of the state’s waterways since 1972.
The rules were changed a few years ago. And it's created a stink among some farmers, their neighbors and environmental advocates.
Runoff from a growing number of giant solar farms polluting rivers and streams in rural South Georgia is becoming a major concern, an official with the state Environmental Protection Division said Monday.
Industrial facilities released more than 5 million pounds of toxic chemicals into Georgia’s waterways in 2020, putting Georgia in 13th place nationwide, according to a new report released by Environment Georgia.
It started in July. The callers live in Gourd Island, and they were hoping to share an important message that they say was being ignored by their local authorities.
In response to the havoc caused by the massive Golden Ray carrier that sank off the Georgia coast three years ago, commercial fishermen are suing the cargo ship owner and manager and the company responsible for the lengthy salvage operation.
The Southern Environmental Law Center and Concerned Citizens of Cook County are asking a judge to revoke an air quality permit for the planned Adel plant on the grounds that the state Environmental Protection Division did not take into consideration the serious health risks that the pollution would pose to those living closest to it.