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Alliance Launched To Save Bees

Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.

News Release | Environment Georgia

Atlanta one of the Smoggiest Cities in America

(ATLANTA) Sept. 27, 2011 – Today Mothers & Others for Clean Air, Environment Georgia and experts from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health and the Southeast Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit gathered at one of Atlanta’s most congested corridors to discuss Atlanta’s growing ozone problem. They announced the release of “Danger in the Air,” an Environment Georgia report detailing the 2011 smog season in the U.S. and areas with the highest concentrations, including Atlanta. The group revealed the latest scientific evidence from Emory researchers about the public health impacts of ozone concentrations, the transportation sector’s contribution, and the need to continue to reduce air pollution.

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News Release | Environment Georgia

Obama Administration Proposes Historic Clean Car Standards

Atlanta, GA  – The Obama administration today officially proposed new clean car standards that represent the biggest step the U.S. has ever taken to get off oil and tackle global warming. The standards would require cars and light trucks in model years 2017-2025 to meet a fleet-wide average global warming pollution standard equivalent to 54.5 miles per gallon.

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News Release | Environment Georgia

Compost Killer Bill Passes our of Committee in the Georgia House

Atlanta, GA – HB 1059, a bill that would repeal the 14 year old ban on yard trimmings being sent to municipal solid waste landfills in the state of Georgia, passed through the Agriculture and Consumer Affairs committee on Wed. with only three dissenting voices.

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News Release | Environment Georgia

Resources to protect Georgia's Remaining Green Spaces Threatened by Congressman Broun

Yesterday, Congressman Broun (Athens) offered an amendment to the House Interior Appropriations bill that would have eliminated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, threatening Georgia’s most scenic  trails and green spaces.

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