Lessons from environmental and economic restoration efforts in the Ruhr Valley could help usher Appalachia into a new era.
The promise of the Yazoo Pumps
Devastating flooding has revived talk of a controversial infrastructure project in the Mississippi Delta, but it might not help the communities that need it most.
For 30 years, Georgia and Florida have been fighting over water
Georgia farmers are pitted against Florida fishers in legal battle over water rights that’s worsening with climate change — and the case may soon be coming to a head.
Climate change is threatening historic African American sites in the South
Nonprofits and volunteers are working to preserve African American cultural and historic sites vulnerable to flooding and other environmental threats.
Oyster aquaculture could support Gulf Coast’s struggling seafood industry, but warming waters and pollution may slow its success.
Blackjewel left coal miners without pay. Now it might leave Appalachia thousands of acres of land to clean up.
The bankruptcy could signal a new environmental and economic crisis in central Appalachia, where many coal companies have failed to reclaim former mine sites.
Landowners say Bayou Bridge Pipeline developers have abused a government power to take property, and offered little compensation in return.
It was one of the worst “stump dump” fires in modern U.S. history — but local agencies and companies skirted responsibility to put it out.