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Savannah, GA, United States

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Past articles by Emily:

Public hearings for Georgia Power's Integrated Resource Plan begin this week

Beginning this week, state regulators will hold a series of hearings laying out where most Georgians will get their electricity for the next 20 years. → Read More

NOAA reports acceleration in sea-level rise, more flooding, higher storm surges by 2050

A new report released by NOAA shows sea-level rise accelerating. Coastal communities can expect more flooding and worse storm surges. → Read More

Emory med school teaches health risks of climate change

This coverage is made possible through a partnership with WABE and Grist, a nonprofit, independent media organization dedicated to telling stories of climate solutions and a just future. Emory School […] → Read More

Why Georgia's climate policy experts are feeling hopeful in 2022

Last year brought climate disasters to places around the country, grim climate predictions from scientists and, with the faltering of the Build Back Better Act, little environmental action from Congress. And the clock is ticking. Experts have for years emphasized the need to drastically, rapidly cut emissions. “ will → Read More

Despite lack of state climate policy, green jobs moving to Georgia

While Georgia has welcomed green businesses like Rivian, the state lags on policies that would help cut the emissions that cause climate change. → Read More

3 Indicted On Murder Charges In Ahmaud Arbery Death

Cobb District Attorney Joyette M. Holmes announced that a Glynn County grand jury has indicted Travis McMichael, Greg McMichael and William R. Bryan on → Read More

As Arbery Case Goes To Court, Examining McMichael's Role In DA's Office

The men charged with the murder of Ahmaud Arbery will appear in court in Brunswick Thursday. One of them, Greg McMichael, was the chief investigator in the → Read More

GBI Arrests Man Who Filmed Ahmaud Arbery Shooting

The man who filmed video of the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery in February has been arrested, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Thursday. He is → Read More

NAACP, Arbery's Mother Call For Ouster Of DA After Shooting

The family of an unarmed black man who was shot and killed near Brunswick in February is calling for the resignation of the local district attorney. A → Read More

UPDATE: GBI To Investigate Shooting Of Unarmed Black Man

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday evening that District Attorney Tom Durden has formally requested that the agency investigate the shooting → Read More

Comment Deadline Monday For Mining Near Okefenokee

The Army Corps of Engineers on Friday was considering whether to extend the public comment period for a proposal to mine for heavy minerals near the → Read More

Georgia Medical Students To Help Coronavirus Effort

Students at the Medical College of Georgia are starting a new course Monday on pandemic medicine. → Read More

Savannah Mayor Orders Residents To Stay Home

An enhanced emergency declaration signed by Savannah Mayor Van Johnson Tuesday or ders the closing of all nonessential businesses and orders city residents → Read More

Tybee Island Closes Beaches To Slow Coronavirus Spread

Tybee Island's beaches are closed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus following a busy day on the island, the city announced Thursday evening. → Read More

Savannah Mayor Orders Bars Closed, Tours Stopped

Savannah's mayor will sign an emergency declaration limiting business in the city in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Mayor Van Johnson → Read More

A Stress-Free Streaming Guide For Coronavirus Isolation

Two weeks ago, I was planning a costumed watch party for the new Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries movie when it comes out on streaming March 23. That, → Read More

Savannah St. Patrick's Day Parade, Festival Postponed

The Savannah St. Patrick's Day parade and festival have been postponed, Mayor Van Johnson said Wednesday. The festival was scheduled for the weekend, → Read More

Savannah Patient Tested For COVID-19

A patient at Candler Hospital in Savannah is being tested for COVID-19. It is neither a confirmed nor a presumed case of the coronavirus. → Read More

Septic tanks threaten water quality on Georgia’s coast as sea levels rise

Wanda and David Scott fell in love with their Whitemarsh Island property separately more than three decades ago, each finding the charming 1938 marsh- → Read More

With Mining Near Okefenokee On Hold, Reactions Are Mixed

The company seeking to mine for heavy minerals near the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge has withdrawn its permit application. Twin Pines Minerals said → Read More