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As You Sow Report: Glyphosate Poses Threat to Human Health and the Food System

Rising use of glyphosate, the world's most heavily applied hThe majority of genetically engineered (GE) crops in the U.S. are designed to survive direct applications of glyphosate. As use of GE crops has increased, use of the herbicide has skyrocketed.erbicide, is putting the population at risk of significant health problems, according to a report released today by the environmental health watchdog group As You Sow. Glyphosate is applied frequently to the most popular crops in the U.S., including wheat, oats, and beans, and has been found in many common food products including Quaker Oats and many breads. The report raises red flags about the health and environmental impacts of current glyphosate use, problems with the regulation of pesticides, and how large chemical companies are promoting the use of glyphosate.   


The Global Species Crisis: Mammals on the Brink of Extinction

Bee at Altanta Botanical Garden - Rights reserved by Holly ElmoreFor some animal species, time on planet Earth is running out. There have been five mass extinctions in the planet’s history, and animal populations so far suggest that we may have entered what will be the sixth great extinction wave. Since the 1960’s and 1970’s, when the idea of saving many of the world’s animals was first recognized, scientists have strived to save dwindling animal numbers. But, despite efforts, the list of endangered species has more than doubled in the past two decades according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). More than 23,000 plant and animal species are listed on the IUCN, including corals, birds, mammals and amphibians.


Climate Deal Decision Puts Birds at Risk

Climate Deal Decision Puts Birds at RiskAmerican Bird Conservancy (ABC) condemns President Donald J. Trump’s decision, announced today, to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement on climate change. The reversal increases the dangers that a changing climate creates for migratory birds like Red Knot and many other species, including humans.


Phones and Drones to Monitor Endangered Species

Conservation researchers have developed an interactive software tool called ConservationFIT that can “read” digital images of animal footprints captured from smartphonesConservation researchers have developed an interactive software tool called ConservationFIT that can “read” digital images of animal footprints captured from smartphones, cameras or drones and accurately identify the species, sex and age of the animal that made the tracks, and even match tracks to individual animals. 


Natural Stone – the Eco-Friendly Choice for Home Renovations and Upgrades

Stone is a natural product

Summer is the perfect time to learn about Mother Nature’s authentic product

Unless you studied geology, you may not be able to reel off the three main classifications of rock or know the difference between a quirt and a quoin. But, you likely inherently understand that the beauty and durability of natural stone holds strong universal appeal. You probably also intuitively know that the world’s oldest building product – natural stone – is the single most authentic and organic choice for both interior and exterior home applications. That’s because it’s been hand crafted by Mother Nature herself over thousands, and in some cases, millions of years.


Polling Shows Americans Want to Fight Climate Change But Aren't Taking Action

Protecting the Environment is Very Important to Most Americans Who Believe in Climate Change According to Latest Cool Effect Survey - Three Quarters Feel They Can Personally Do Something to Help Save the Planet

Cool Effect™, the innovative online platform crowdfunding for the highest-quality carbon reducing projects around the globe, announced the findings of a nationwide third-party online survey conducted by Ipsos that evaluated consumer sentiment and reasons regarding preserving the health and vitality of our planet. The survey was conducted among individuals 18 and older who believe climate change is caused by humans.


ArtsBridge Announces Winners of Shuler Awards

ArtsBridge Foundation, producer of the 9th Annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards – Shuler Hensley Awards, announces the 2017 Shuler Awards winners. Presented by the Georgia Lottery, the awards ceremony was held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on April 20, and televised by Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB).  Awards highlights include:  Overall Production: Heritage High School, Les Misérables; Direction: Dr. Kim Watters, Mike Earnest, & Richard Bristow, Gordon Central High School, The Spitfire Grill; Best Performance by a Leading Actress: Parker Jennings as Dorothy Brock, Greater Atlanta Christian School, 42nd Street andBest Performance by a Leading Actor: Ramone Nelson as Jean Valjean, Heritage High School, Les Misérables.


Love Musical Theatre, Big Dance Numbers and Show Tunes? Watch the Shuler Hensley Awards on GPB on April 20

If you can’t get enough Cats, Legally Blonde and Dreamgirls, and you know that Grease and Hairspray aren’t just styling products, you’ll want to tune in to the 9th Annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards! The awards show is the culmination of a year-long professional development program, and will showcase the next generation of Georgia’s musical theatre talent. Presented by the Georgia Lottery and produced by ArtsBridge Foundation, the awards show will air on Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) over its nine-station statewide television network live from Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on April 20, 2017 from 7-9 pm.


Go Green and Save Green with ecobee3

Georgia Power Earth Day ecobee3 savingsRun an energy efficient home with exclusive deals available on Georgia Power Marketplace

Going green at home is easy and economical with a special deal from ecobee, available exclusively on the Georgia Power Marketplace. As the weather heats up, the ecobee3 Smarter Thermostat will keep your home cool and your energy use low. Originally $249, the ecobee3 is $50 off through the month of April and Georgia Power customers will receive an additional $100 instant rebate, reducing the final price to $99.50. 



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