A reckoning on Cumberland Island

Development efforts threaten to encroach on National Seashore
SOME TIME this spring, coastal residents could wake up to news of the biggest deal on Cumberland Island since the deal that created the National Seashore there in the 1970s.

‘Lines & Strikes’ raises funds for and awareness of majestic and endangered Right Whales

The species migrates annually along the Eastern seaboard, and mothers often calve along the Georgia Coast, where they are continually at risk.

Women who save the land

Sandy West turned 105 last week, and though she is no longer able to live on the island, her legacy remains intact. The Ossabaw Island Foundation (TOIF) manages educational programs and scientific research on the island as part of the Executive Order that preserves its use as an example of land conservation.

‘Coloring the Conservation Conversation’

Ornithologist Dr. J. Drew Lanham fields the connections between culture, history and nature
AS RISING sea levels, rampant wildfires, unexpected blizzards and other disasters threaten the planet, birdwatching may seem like the environmental equivalent of rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. For Dr. J. Drew Lanham, however, studying feathered species is as important as any other protective ecological action.

The latest news—good and bad—affecting Georgia’s environment

State and federal administrations continue to favor polluters as the effects of climate change endanger quality of life for all.

From the microscope to the open ocean at Skidaway Marine Science Day

Hands-on aquatic activities for all ages on Oct. 14
The relatively tiny corner of ocean off of Savannah’s coast has enough mysteries to keep the biologists, chemists and geologists of the University of Georgia’s Skidaway Institute of Oceanography busy for years.

Aquaponics at Armstrong

Students research the future of sustainable farming
The plants suck up all the nitrates and other nutrients from the fish waste and clean the water, and electric pumps circulate the fresh water back to the tanks. This closed loop uses an estimated five percent of the water of traditional agriculture and can yield bigger specimens of fresh vegetables in less time.


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