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Georgia Organization Wins National Environmental Award

Reef Ball Foundation wins 2012 National Environmental Prize

The Reef Ball Foundation whose mission is to preserve and restore our ocean ecosystems was named 2012 National Environmental Protection Prize Winner by the Classy Awards. "We are thrilled to announce that The Reef Ball Foundation has been recognized with a CLASSY Award,” says Scot Chisholm, CEO of StayClassy. “The work they’ve done in the world of marine conservation is truly inspiring, and we are honored and humbled to celebrate their dynamic achievements with this award.” The Classy Awards is the largest philanthropic awards ceremony in the country, celebrating the greatest charitable achievements by non-profit organizations, socially conscious businesses, and individuals worldwide. In 2011, nearly 2,000 organizations and volunteers were nominated for a Classy Award, and their collective efforts impacted the lives of more than 200,000,00 people in 71 countries worldwide.

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Loggerhead Sea Turtle Nesting Going Up in Georgia!

It’s official: Loggerhead sea turtle nesting is on the rise in Georgia.

Nest counts for these turtles federally listed as threatened fluctuate from summer to summer. But new analysis by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources shows that a string of higher totals in recent years is not an anomaly, according to Mark Dodd, DNR Sea Turtle Program Coordinator.

“For the first time since we started comprehensive nest surveys in 1989 … we have a statistically significant increasing trend in nesting,” Dodd said.

The wildlife biologist with DNR’s Nongame Conservation Section relayed the good news during a Georgia Sea Turtle Cooperative meeting in Brunswick Wednesday. Coordinated by DNR, the cooperative is made up of volunteers, researchers and agency employees who patrol barrier island beaches daily during the sea turtle nesting season, conducting nest protection and management.

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Georgia’s natural gas prices climbs to nearly double the national average

District 3 candidate for the Public Service Commission, Steve Oppenheimer, today held a virtual press conference about Georgia’s high residential natural gas prices. According to reports from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) for 4 months Georgia has had the highest residential gas prices in continental U.S., nearly double the national average.

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The Impact of Climate Change on Georgia Food and Farms

Editor's note: This article originally appeared in 2010. We felt like it was still relevant. However, some of the players mentioned are no longer part of the conversation. In particular, David Stooksbury was fired as the State Climatologist. Billy Murphey replaced him. Here is the article about that.

It’s very tempting to look at the historic number of tornadoes and thunderstorms that came crushing through the South in April and May and declare that climate change is here.
 
Same goes for the days of 100 degree highs so early in the year, and the droughts and floods that have ravaged farms and everybody else across the state, causing $75 million in insured property losses.

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Green Fleet Systems Expands Bi-Coastal Operations with New Cloud-based Supply Chain Solutions

New operations in Long Beach and Savannah Powered by LogFire Cloud-based Extended Warehouse Management Solutions

Green Fleet Systems, a logistics service provider focused on building a business anchored around "clean" technology, and LogFire, the leading cloud-based SaaS supply chain solutions company, announce expanded business operations and scope of services – creating new jobs and expanding energy efficiency in logistics.

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Georgia EPD Proposes New Consent Order For King America Finishing

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) has proposed a new consent order with King America Finishing (KAF), which is intended to allow the company to proceed with environmental improvement projects to benefit the Ogeechee River in east Georgia. The Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs) were requirements established in an earlier order, which was challenged in court.

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