Savannah Global Climate Strike seeks to involve younger people

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.

Congressman Carter’s performance casts grave doubts

Many are perplexed that Rep. Carter would betray his constituents by defying their clearly stated desire to protect Georgia’s ocean shores, tourism, quality-of-life and fisheries from the destruction of oil spills

Prepare yourself for hurricane season with CEMA

Citizen Hurricane Academy offered this Saturday
This year, CEMA partnered with Memorial Health to expand their offerings of workshops

Baby Shark is a top predator

Shark Week sensationalizes role of important coastal denizen
But sharks don’t exist just on TV, just for this week

Former City Manager: Savannah must regain “passionate devotion” to strong tree policy

Michael Brown decries current City government’s lack of focus, enforcement in preserving Savannah’s tree canopy
POINTED QUESTIONS from former Savannah City Manager Michael Brown turned what might have been a sedate meeting about tree policy into a more spirited discussion about civic priorities. Held at the Massie Heritage Center and organized by the Friends of Massie, Wednesday evening’s panel “A Conversation About Trees” featured Gordon Denney, City of Savannah Greenscapes Department Director; Paul Daniels, board chair of the Savannah Tree Foundation; and Philip Perrone, member of the Savannah Park and Tree Commission citizen board.

One Hundred Miles launches new youth program

YELP uses field trips along Georgia’s coast to teach students about our coastal environment

The sounds of the sea

Hydrophones at Gray’s Reef reveal whole new perspective of marine life
Yes, they recorded the sounds of a tropical storm underwater. It sounds much like it does on your roof.

Changing climate

Book discussion to focus on challenges facing the South
Van Noy set out on a trip to the South to hear the stories of people living through climate change


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