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For the last 31 years, sharks have been subject to a week of media frenzy, taking place each July. But, throughout the year, they face a number of dangers that put their populations at risk.

Discovery Channel's Shark Week started Sunday and, this year, the focus is on conservation. On Second Thought dives in to explore shark facts, myths and more, from the Georgia coast to the islands of Palau. 


Stephen B. Morton / AP

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is headed to Washington D.C. Wednesday to testify in front of a Senate committee about the city’s plans for climate change.

Other Georgia municipalities across the state are dealing with higher temperatures and extreme weather. Southern leaders, regardless of politics, are now taking actions to mitigate local effects of climate change, all while the federal government continues to roll back protections.


The Brunswick News

Camden County residents are getting a final chance to voice their opinions on plans to create a Spaceport Authority. GPB’s Cindy Hill has more on Tuesday night's meeting.

 

 

Coastal Georgia Department of Natural Resources

The Department of Natural Resources is helping anglers — people who fish with a specific method using a rod and a line — safely return fish to Georgia’s waters.


Cindy Hill / GPB News

Coastal voters had a chance to hear candidates from Georgia’s first congressional district Wednesday night at a League of Women Voters forum in Savannah.

The contest pits a two-term incumbent against a first-time candidate.

Federal Aviation Administration

The Southern Environmental Law Center is suing the Federal Aviation Administration for documents related to the proposed Camden County Spaceport.


Cindy Hill

Sea turtle nesting season is officially over. Scientists and volunteers counted 1,742 nests this year. That’s nearly half as many reported in 2016.


SpaceportCamden.com

A coastal Georgia spaceport is still far from liftoff, but it might already be attracting new business. 

J. Cindy Hill / GPB News

The latest forecasts show Hurricane Florence making landfall in the Carolinas, but the storm’s already causing dangerous conditions on Georgia’s beaches.