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Encore: Atlanta aims to turn brick factory with an ugly past into something honorable

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

In Atlanta, leaders are working to build a memorial at an old brick factory site to honor victims of convict leasing. After the Civil War, thousands of Black men were forced to work at the factory.

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Atlanta aims to turn brick factory with an ugly past into something honorable

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

City leaders are working to build a memorial at an old brick factory site to honor victims of convict leasing. After the Civil War, thousands of Black men were forced to work at the factory.

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Former Georgia senator and Vietnam veteran Max Cleland has died at 79

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

Former Sen. Max Cleland of Georgia has died. He was 79 years old. He lost three limbs in Vietnam, but that didn't stop him from seeking higher office, where he advocated for veterans and the disabled.

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Wildfire Risk Is Growing Everywhere, Even As More Americans Move Into Harm's Way

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

There's a history of wildfire across America, a threat made worse by the warming climate. And more people are moving to fire-prone areas without realizing the danger.

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More People Are Moving To Places Where Wildfires Are A Growing Risk

Thursday, July 08, 2021

Even as climate change makes wildfires more frequent and intense, more people are moving to fire-prone areas. The fastest such growth is in the Southeast, where few consider wildfire much of a threat.

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Sea Turtles May Lose Their Nesting Places In Georgia To Ship Canals

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

The Southeast U.S. is one of the only places in the world where loggerhead sea turtles nest. But the state of Georgia is concerned they now face a threat from a federal change in ship canal dredging.

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Amid Debates About Memorials, Advocates Push To Remember Atlanta's Forced Laborers

Friday, August 21, 2020

A brick factory that was key to building post-Civil War Atlanta used unpaid convict laborers. Now, some hope to block industrial development at the site and instead memorialize those mistreated there.

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'Tidal Wave' Of Power Shut-Offs Looms As Nation Grapples With Heat

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Power shut-off moratoriums imposed at the start of the pandemic are beginning to expire. Customers and utilities face a backlog of missed bills that may eventually be passed on to ratepayers.

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There Is A Place With No Social Distancing And No Coronavirus

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

When scientists boarded an Arctic research ship, the coronavirus had been detected only in China. Life now feels surreal as they socialize normally, trying to imagine the global pandemic shutdown.

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Scientists In Arctic Prepare To Return To Society On Lockdown

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

The Mosaic expedition is an international project to study the warming Arctic. For a year, scientists are taking turns living in an icebreaker, frozen alongside an ice floe in the Arctic Ocean.

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Overturned Cargo Ship Soon To Be Sliced Up And Removed From Georgia Sound

Thursday, February 27, 2020

A massive 656-ft. cargo ship filled with thousands of new cars has been stuck, capsized off the Georgia coast for months. Now, crews are getting ready to dismantle the ship and remove it piecemeal.

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How Warming Winters Are Affecting Everything

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Winters are warming faster than summers in many places, and colder parts of the U.S. are warming faster than hotter ones. The warming winter climate has year-round consequences across the country.

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A Warm Winter Means Headaches For Beekeepers

Monday, February 10, 2020

Honeybees normally settle in their hives and rest over winter. But this season has been unusually warm — and that's a challenge for beekeepers.

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Loggerhead Sea Turtles Lay Record-Breaking Number Of Nests In The Southeast This Year

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

In Georgia, record numbers of loggerhead turtle nests have thrilled scientists working to save the endangered species.

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Cities Are Making Big Climate Promises. Keeping Them Can Be Tough

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Dozens of cities have ambitious plans to get their electricity from clean or renewable sources. But those goals can clash with power providers, whose priority remains economics, not climate change.

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As Hurricane Florence Approaches, Some In Georgia Are Struggling To Recover From Irma

Monday, September 10, 2018

On Tybee Island, Ga., flooding is getting worse, and can even cut off residents from the mainland. The island is doing lots of things to control it, but some believe the island will one day disappear to the rising sea.

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Archaeological Site Reveals New Details About Georgia History

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Archaeologists say a new dig site in northeast Georgia is revealing some surprising history about the state and about people who lived there long before the Europeans.

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Researchers Haven't Found A Single Endangered Right Whale Calf Yet This Season

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

"The right whales are at a point where more are dying than are being born," biologist Clay George says. "That's just not sustainable long-term."

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50 Years After His Assassination, Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. In Atlanta

Monday, January 15, 2018

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. The annual remembrance of civil rights leader at his church in Atlanta carried extra significance this year.

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U.S. Supreme Court Hears Water Dispute Between Florida, Georgia

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

The Supreme Court has heard arguments in a decades long water war between Georgia and Florida. But it's not clear if any decision will end the legal wrangling.

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