Georgia’s population of Northern Bobwhite Quail has declined by 90 percent since 1966, and the state has won national recognition for a program to promote the bird’s recovery – and to stabilize the $125 million quail-hunting industry clustered around Albany.
Georgia’s program to promote the Northern Bobwhite Quail has earned national recognition. The bird is at the heart of Georgia’s economically significant quail hunting industry. Credit: remingtoncountryoutfittes.com
Quail are relocated from areas where they are relatively abundant, to areas where they ...more
Three higher ed campuses in Georgia were ranked among the greenest schools in the nation, according to ninth annual rankings of colleges and universities released Tuesday by Sierra magazine.
A 30 percent reduction in water consumption at Candler Library helped Emory University earn a 28th ranking on a green campus program sponsored by “Sierra” magazine. Credit: musiclibraryassoc.org
The Georgia schools and their rankings on a scale of 1 to 1,000 are:
Emory University – rank, 28; score, 712.1 ;
Spelman College – rank, ...more
The forced resignation of William Perry, former executive director of Common Cause of Georgia, speaks to the breadth of redirection of the national organization under the leadership of former Clinton cabinet member Robert Reich.
The national Common Cause organization installed in 2014 a president, Miles Rapoport, who has said he intends to work on economic opportunity issues, sustainability and environmental protection.
Reich, President Clinton’s labor secretary, recused himself from the selection process because of his previous relation with Rapoport, according ...more
Ridership on the Atlanta Streetcar is exceeding forecasts, although the forecasts were made with the presumption riders would pay for a trip.
Passengers will ride the Atlanta Streetcar for free in 2015 because there’s no feasible method to collect a fare at this time, according to Atlanta’s commissioner of public works. File/Credit: walkableapp.com
Richard Mendoza, Atlanta’s public works commissioner, said ridership in July set the record, at 102,619 passengers. Monthly ridership has ranged from 47,037 passengers to 92,107 passengers, he said.
Atlanta is completing the first update since 1952 of the city’s designated truck routes, and one road that is to be removed from the freight map leads to the Goat Farm Arts Center.
The road leading to the Goat Farm Arts Center is to be taken off the list of truck routes in Atlanta. Goats wandered behind a fence in this photo taken in May 2011. Credit: David Pendered
The roadway situation around the Goat Farm speaks to the complexity of ...more
Residents of East Atlanta who helped build a community gathering place found that they built something in addition to a park – a real sense of community.
Children play on Boulder Beast, a dragon made from clean scrap tires at East Atlanta Corner Project. Credit: Sylvia McAfee
To hear Joe Peery describe it, the community park came together in a fashion similar to the soup in the folktale about stone soup. This the fable in which a traveler stops in a ...more
The visioning process has started for a new park in Buckhead that’s adjacent to PATH 400, the multiuse trail being built along the Ga. 400 corridor that is to link with the Atlanta BeltLine, Livable Buckhead, Inc. announced Friday.
A park planned for a site adjacent to PATH400, on Old Ivy Road, provides this view of the Buckhead skyline. Credit: Livable Buckhead
The park is to be established at 519 Old Ivy Road. The parcel measures 0.65 acres and is located ...more
Atlanta’s airport plans to hire a company to build and operate a recycling facility that ultimately is to handle 200,000 tons a year of airport waste and yard clippings collected around town, refuse that otherwise would end up in a landfill, according to a bid released Monday.
The project is part of the airport’s move toward a zero waste program.
The Green Acres ATL Energy Park is to be built on at least 30 acres on the airport’s grounds that the vendor ...more
For any number of reasons, Charleston tugs on Atlanta’s heartstrings. Atlanta’s new planning commissioner seems comfortable with this relation, and has devised a deft response to questions about why he left his job as planning commissioner with the Holy City.
Atlanta Planning Commissioner Tim Keane said he and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed have a “good relation,” and “care about the same things.” Credit: David Pendered
“I love coming to Atlanta because it’s the capitol of the South,” Tim Keane said. “Atlanta ...more
Georgia’s population boom of the past 35 years is just the latest contributor to environmental challenges facing metro Atlanta and much of the Piedmont region. Past activities to farm trees, crops and animals set the stage for today’s conditions, according to a state report.
Arabia Mountain is home to diamorpha, which is found mainly in shallow basins on rocky outcrops in Georgia and which Georgia wants to protect. Species have been found in five other southern states. The Tennesseee Department ...more