You are here
This Week in GeorgiaGov
Georgia expanded its investment in clean water, tourism and public health this month by adding more than 9,500 acres to the Townsend and Flat Tub wildlife management areas along the Altamaha and Ocmulgee Rivers.
As the cool, crisp season of fall settles across the state with its vibrant color collages, it’s hard to reminisce over a summer filled with images of drought across the United States. Pictures of damaged crops and withering fields flashed across our television screens, as many people wondered, “What is a drought?” or “When will it end?”
The Georgia Forestry Commission is joining with 13 other states to launch the Southeast Arson Task Force, the first of its kind in the nation. A federal grant is funding the project, which will advance the training for fire investigators in member states, most of which are understaffed and underfunded.
With Gulf-area refineries struggling to meet fuel supply demands in the wake of Hurricane Isaac, the Environmental Protection Agency this week announced that it would temporarily waive Clean Air Act requirements that states sell only low volatility gasoline during the summer.
After years of protecting loggerhead nests from predators and hatchlings from commercial fishing, wildlife researchers last month reveled in a new finding - nest numbers on Georgia’s beaches are the highest they've been in 20 years. As of July 30, researchers had spotted more than 2,000 nests.