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Molly Samuel


Molly Samuel joined WABE as a reporter in November 2014. Before coming on board, she was a science producer and reporter at KQED in San Francisco, where she won awards for her reporting on hydropower and on crude oil.

Molly was a fellow with the Middlebury Fellowships in Environmental Journalism and a journalist-in-residence at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center.

She’s from Atlanta, has a degree in Ancient Greek from Oberlin College and is a co-founder of the record label True Panther Sounds.

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A symbolic milestone this week on a major infrastructure and environmental project in Atlanta: The official groundbreaking on the Proctor Creek Greenway.

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The paved trail will eventually travel 7 miles along Proctor Creek, from neighborhoods near downtown to the Chattahoochee River. It’s the first project funded by the transportation sales tax that Atlanta voters approved last November.

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The solar eclipse that’s sweeping across the country this coming Monday will be partially visible in Atlanta.

In places where there’s a total eclipse, including in northeast Georgia, the sun will be blocked by the moon completely. Here, there will be a little sliver of it peeking out, as the moon blocks nearly 98 percent of the sun.

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The Trump administration is considering allowing offshore oil drilling in the Atlantic Ocean, including off the coast of Georgia.

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If this sounds a little familiar, it's because the Obama administration also considered opening up the Atlantic for drilling, then decided against it last year.

In this June 13, 2014, file photo, construction continues on a new nuclear reactor at Plant Vogtle power plant in Waynesboro, Georgia. An analyst for the Public Service Commission, Steven Roetger, said the timeline for finishing two nuclear reactors at Pl
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Earlier this summer, the Japanese company Toshiba promised to pay more than $3.6 billion to Georgia utilities. One of those utilities said on Thursday it’s not sure the company will survive, let alone make the payments.

And without the payments, a nuclear power expansion project will be on even shakier ground than it is already.

In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Oglethorpe Power Corporation said it has doubts “about Toshiba's ability to continue as a going concern.”