NOAA Speed Limits Save Whales; Businesses Push Beach Restoration

The big story in Georgia this week is the temperature.  Here are a couple of other environmental stories that haven’t gotten so much attention, both from GPB:

Federal Officials Enforce Ship Speed Limits To Protect Endangered Whales

Federal officials now are making permanent a speed limit for ships to protect endangered right whales.

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[V]arious kinds of modeling studies have illustrated that the probability, the likelihood, of a fatal ship strike has been diminished by 80-90%.

Savannah Business Leaders Push For Sand

Local lawmakers want state funds to expand the beach at Tybee Island.

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Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce President Bill Hubbard says local business leaders are making beach renourishment one of their top priorities for this year’s legislative session.

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