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Environment Georgia

A report from the U.S Government out this week addresses the issue of Global Warming.

 

That report is part of the fourth National Climate Assessment, which is issued every four years. It concludes that it is “extremely likely” that human activities are the “dominant cause” of global warming.

 

WalletHub

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and obesity is often a contributing factor in the disease. And Georgia comes in as one of the fattest states in the nation.

Americans spend about $200 billion dollars a year on obesity-related health costs.

 

The personal-finance website, WalletHub, released its report on 2017’s Fattest States in America. Georgia was number 17 on the list. Analyst Jill Gonzalez says they studied all 50 states plus the District of Columbia.

Online Athens

Athens-Clarke County is currently seeking a Christmas tree. The Landscape Management Division is in need of a privately-owned tree for donation to the ACC community as a public Christmas tree for display in front of City Hall during December. The tree should be a cedar tree, approximately 20 in diameter, 25 to 35 feet tall, and symmetrical with a single trunk. The ideal candidate tree is one that will need to be removed at some point in the future due to its location, size, or other factor.

Jackson EMC

As storm-ravaged Puerto Rico continues to recover from Hurricane Maria, Jackson EMC is sending a crew to help in the restoration efforts.

 

April Sorrow is the Director of Public Relations and Communication for the company. She says the five-man crew of contractors usually works in the Neese District in Madison County.

 

Online Athens

The annual Athens-Clarke County Downtown Parade of Lights is scheduled for Thursday, December 7th. 

The parade begins at 7 pm. This year’s theme is “Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree.” Performers will be judged during the parade itself. Entries will compete for prizes as “Most Original Float,” Best Use of Light.” The best overall will receive the “Mayor’s Award.”

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