Heat is changing Georgia's farming landscape, making it more challenging to grow cash crops — and calling cards — like peaches and blueberries, WABE's Sam Gringlas reports.
Why it matters: Georgia agriculture employs one of every 10 residents and contributes more than $70 billion to the state's economy.
A massive bipartisan package to jump-start the nation's domestic semiconductor industry could reach the president's desk by the end of the week.
Why it matters: Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo called the chip shortage "a national emergency."
The average flight from Atlanta to London takes just over eight hours. And that doesn’t include the time spent traveling to the airport and going through security.
- Hermeus, a Doraville-based startup building hypersonic jets, is betting you'll be able to make the trip in 90 minutes in the next nine years.
Welcome to "Remember when...," a semi-regular Throwback Thursday feature where we revisit the largely forgotten strange, uplifting, pivotal or baffling moments from Atlanta’s history.
In the early 1900s, Harvey Washington Wiley was on a crusade to save the country from a menace: soft drinks and brain tonics that contained additives ranging from lithium to cocaine to, yes, caffeine.
Lost in the swirl of this week’s news cycle were the details of the state’s incentive package to seal the deal with Rivian.
- Flashback: That’s the electric vehicle maker that plans to bring 7,500 jobs and $5 billion direct investment to Walton and Morgan counties.
Offices in metro Atlanta posted record rents in the first quarter of this year as companies flocked to newer buildings with fancy amenities, according to Cushman & Wakefield.
Why it matters: Sure, work from home has become popular and has changed the way we do our jobs — but companies still want a place where workers can collaborate.
The business traveler — a once-familiar sight in Atlanta's corporate hubs — is slowly returning to metro Atlanta, but not at pre-pandemic levels.
Why it matters: Atlanta is a convention hotspot, and parts of the metro region — particularly downtown — have relied on that steady stream of people to book hotel rooms, eat in restaurants and visit attractions.
After falling to second place last year, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is back to being the world’s busiest airport.
- The rankings, released this week by Airports Council International, are based on 2021 passenger traffic.
Why it matters: An increase in airport traffic helped Atlanta rebound from its 2020 ranking of No. 2 during the height of pandemic-induced pandemic restrictions.
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