A new report released this week offers a rare bit of positive climate news: Overall greenhouse emissions in Georgia declined 5% from 2017 to 2021, due largely to the state’s largest electric utility moving away from coal.
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In Public Comment Period, Commissioners Who Could Delete ‘Diversity’ From Lessons Filter Out Public
The members of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, which oversees educator training rules, have been getting a lot of emails ahead of the Thursday meeting in which they voted unanimously to remove references to diversity from Georgia’s teacher standards.
It’s a Wrap: Georgia Governor Signs Off on 250-Plus Bills by Deadline
Gov. Brian Kemp vetoed legislation that would have allowed legislators to control tuition hikes at public universities ahead of Monday’s deadline for signing or rejecting legislation passed by the General Assembly.
Group Explores Ways to Have Difficult Conversations in Divisive Times
At a time when it’s easy to find something to disagree about, whether it’s politics or social issues, one organization is working to help others have more productive conversations about divisive topics.
Georgia Issues a Few Medical Cannabis Licenses at Last, Giving Patients Access ‘Very Soon’
After years of waiting, thousands of patients on Georgia’s medical cannabis registry may soon be able to legally receive their medicine.
Report: Decline of Child Population Could Affect GA
Georgia is one of only a few states to see an increase in its population of children, but a report indicates residents could soon see the impact of a falling rate nationally, which will show up in education, health care, and workforce numbers.
Georgia’s SB 140 Seen as Serious Threat to LGBTQ+ Youth
New legislation in Georgia targeting gender-affirming health care for transgender minors has health professionals and LGBTQ+ advocates on high alert.
Georgia Lawmakers Play the Heavy, Raising Weight Limits for Big-Rig Cargo
The agricultural and forestry trucking industry scored a major victory this week in the waning minutes of the 2023 Georgia Legislative session with the passage of a law that increases their freight load capacity.
Better Broadband Would Minimize Healthcare Gaps in Georgia
A half-million Georgians face the reality of inadequate internet access, according to the state’s broadband annual report.
The EPA Must Protect Our Children and Families from Soot | Opinion
I am a mother and a pediatrician who lives in Georgia. I specialize in air pollution, climate and environmental health and I can tell you, in no uncertain terms, that to improve our health and well-being, we need to clean up our air.