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The Tide: Elsa rolls through, leaves warning

Tropical storm leaves heavy rain, isolated tornadoes.

While Georgia mostly avoided severe storm surge and dangerous winds, Elsa still served as a stark reminder of the way climate change will continue to intensify tropical storms, hurricanes and other weather systems in the years to come.

The Tide: Fort Stewart gets notice for woodpecker work

Post honored for good forestry practices, rescue work for rare bird.

The birds require mature longleaf pine forests and live in cavities they hollow out of old longleaf pine trees. In addition to controlled burns and tagging the birds, the Army post also installed about 4,000 artificial cavity boxes on the trunks of mature trees.

The Tide: Separating pork from bull

Revived earmarks plan brings opportunity, challenge for Buddy Carter.

Buddy Carter stakes out his earmarks while his party disapproves, district looks for funds for projects.


Lost in translation: Behind-the-scenes people, organizations connecting science and decision-making

Teaching citizens, policymakers to think critically and respect research requires valuable skill: Trust.

Intermediaries can be based at universities, nonprofit organizations or in government. Scientists, policymakers and funders are increasingly recognizing their value – and the need to professionalize their role.


Thiokol explosion: 50 years later, families seek to be remembered

Those killed and maimed weren’t wearing uniforms like the thousands of Georgians deployed aboard during the war. They were mostly poor, Black women who worked for $1.65 an hour assembling trip flares for the U.S. Army at the Thiokol Chemical Corp. plant in Woodbine.

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