Emily G. Garcia


Emily Garcia is an investigative journalist covering the University of Georgia and Athens.

Passionate about facilitating an informed democracy and protecting the rights of professional, student and citizen journalists. Not passionate about the Oxford comma.

Selected Works:

North Georgia farm fined $85K for wastewater spill, fish kill

A farm in Wilkes County, southeast of Athens, was fined $85,000 this month by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) for a leak that polluted state waters with ammonia, which killed an estimated 1,700 fish. A pond on the property of McAvoy Farms, also known as Mar-Leta Farms, leaked wastewater into a tributary of Little…

Report: Right whale nearly extinct from vessel strikes, entanglement

For years, marine mammal conservationists have known the North Atlantic right whale population was in decline because of vessel strikes and entanglement in fishing gear. Now, newly released population estimates show the already-endangered species is on the brink of extinction. The North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium (NARWC) has released new data showing that this species…