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MODA 2020: The Year of Climate & Change

MODA spends a year exploring the intersection of design and climate change

MODA's "2020: The Year of Climate & Change" is unprecedented for the Midtown institution: Showing how design can mitigate and, in some cases, reverse climate change will consume the museum, including kids’ summer camps and adult workshops, for an entire year.
Former President Barack Obama speaks at Greenbuild 2019 in Atlanta

Obama in Atlanta: Addressing income inequality is crucial to environmental sustainability efforts

The 44th President spoke about sustainability at the Greenbuild Expo in Atlanta on Wednesday morning.
Sapelo Island’s marshes

How a tissue box–sized UGA satellite might help a submerging Sapelo Island

Sapelo Island—its residents and wildlife—could be in danger as ocean waters continue to rise. The University of Georgia's Small Satellite Research Lab will launch a satellite roughly 250 miles above Earth that will paint a clear picture of the coming threat.
Jane Goodall Atlanta

Jane Goodall on climate strikes: “I just want them to march and to raise awareness and to act.”

Dr. Jane Goodall hosted a “fireside chat” fundraiser in Atlanta on Friday to raise money for the Jane Goodall Institute. She discussed the environment and how today's youth can help in action-oriented ways.
Georgia pecan farmers

Georgia pecan farmers have thrived for a century. After Hurricane Michael, they’re unsure if they’ll survive another generation.

After Hurricane Matthew in 2016, Hurricane Irma in 2017, and Hurricane Michael in 2018, Georgia's pecan farming industry is suffering. Georgia lost a sixth of its total pecan trees from Hurricane Michael and generations of farmers lost their crops—giving them a long road to recovery. Combined with increasing tariffs, many farmers are uncertain about their future.
Georgia's Vanishing Coast - Illustration by Zach Meyer

Georgia’s Vanishing Coast: With stronger storms, higher tides, and rising sea levels, how high will the water go?

On the Georgia coast, which spans 100 miles between Savannah and St. Marys, two things have become apparent during the last decade: Climate change is coming, and it’s already here. If the last decade’s increased tidal flooding initiated a conversation about the changing sea, the hurricane double-header of 2016 and 2017 added a couple of exclamation points. But while the effects of storms will be more severe with climate change, Georgia’s vulnerability to them isn’t new.
Kasim Reed climate change Atlanta mayoral candidates

Kasim Reed says Atlanta will honor the Paris climate agreement. What will the city’s next leader do?

Here's where some of the leading candidates running to replace Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed stand on President Donald Trump's decision and what they would do, if elected, about climate change.

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