Ossabaw Island’s annual meeting recognizes Coastal Marshlands Protection Act

In 1970, Georgia’s governor Lester Maddox had a plan for the barrier islands that comprise our coast. With the development of I-95 on his mind, Maddox wanted to build a state highway through the barrier islands, which would involve surface mining and dredging for phosphate over 70,000 acres of marshland.

A whale of a week

In an effort to spread the word about these extraordinary animals, as well as encourage their conservation, organizers host Whale Week, an engaging and informative series of programming

Immerse yourself at Earth Rise Savannah

The event, taking place Saturday at the Clyde Venue, is a fundraising event for the festival as well as an immersive musical experience

For the love of dolphins

The Dolphin Project celebrates third decade
Each month, except December and any stormy month, the all-volunteer team heads out on the water with the goal of photographing each dolphin’s dorsal fin

Savannah Global Climate Strike seeks to involve younger people

Inspired by Fridays for Future school strikes, the Global Climate Strike is an initiative to get younger people involved in demanding change

Okefenokee in peril

Mining proposal threatens vital natural resource
NATIVE AMERICANS gave the mist-enshrouded and black-watered Okefenokee Swamp its fearsome name: Land of Trembling Earth, referring not to earthquakes, but unstable peat deposits that line the swamp floor and tremble underfoot. These days, friends of the vast bog, one of the oldest and best-preserved freshwater ecosystems in North America, are trembling because its age-old enemy, humankind, has returned to extract it and get rich.

Reconsidering federal flood insurance subsidies

In an age of climate-induced sea level rise, should we continue to incentivize coastal development?
AS A longtime coastal property-owner and environmental advocate, I believe it’s important that the public understands the consequences of pursuing cheaper flood insurance in these times of greater risk, primarily attributable to climate disruption. The Federal flood insurance program began decades ago, when flooding events were considered “acts of God” – natural phenomena that could randomly disrupt the lives of unwary property-owners suffering storm damage.

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