In case you didn’t know, controlled forest burns are awesome, and they’re proving it yearly in a longleaf pine forest in Talbot County.
From the Georgia Environmental Protection Division announcement:
The Georgia General Assembly has appropriated $500,000 in State Fiscal Year 2014 Funds for Regional Water Planning, $150,000 of which is being made available for competitive grants. These “Regional Water Plan Seed Grants” are being provided to support and incentivize local governments and […]
Don’t move ash firewood! It might carry hungry Asian predators ready to eat your ash trees.
Well, that’s the message from DNR, DeKalb County, the Invasive Species Task Force, et al: the Emerald Ash Borer has arrived in Georgia. (If you buy firewood, burn it where you buy it)
The ash tree-destroying pest has […]
“Some fish in the Savannah River below Augusta contain the radioactive elements cesium-137 and strontium-90. Exposure to large amounts of these elements may increase the risk of developing cancer.”
The rain last night was a blessing, so what did it bless? Here, Lettuce. Lord, lots of lettuce. Salad with two meals per day. Could have lettuce smoothies or lettuce oatmeal if such things weren’t gross.
I sowed the lettuce seeds probably about three months ago. We’ve been eating it since we’ve been thinning it.
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The other day at the state GOP convention, Governor Nathan Deal said something that caught my former-Clarkston-resident ear, as reported by Jim Galloway:
“Our state had the sixth highest number of refugees of any state in the country. Sixty-nine percent of all refugees in Georgia wind up in DeKalb […]
That fish kill, that’s going to be a lot of ink, a lot of pixels and a lot of billable hours for years to come. ‘Cause there are 65 lawsuits on it.
After a 2011 fish kill in the Ogeechee River starting from Screven County, some landowners downstream of the King […]
So, I’ve been going around ranting that some news stories profit from being told with pictures rather than words.
Thus, for your consideration, a story about the state grades given to Georgia high schools.
Ps, there’s one school that ranks above 100. That’s accurate. A school can get bonus points if it serves like, harder-to-serve […]
These are the U.S.’ biggest ports by “container” “volume,” also showing depth.
A “container” is the big metal shipping box you see piled in Hulsey Yard on the east side MARTA in Old Fourth Ward, or carried by an eighteen-wheeler or rolling on a train. Containers come […]
People often say to me: “The newspaper stinks. The newspaper missed the point. The newspaper didn’t cover [insert your thing here].”
It both stinks and there’s not enough of it, you say?
Well, when’s the last time you paid for news? Is it not true that you get what you pay for?
So, I like […]