Coal communities in Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia are struggling to support basic civic services as coal disappears. Federal funding to boost local economies and jobs is closer than ever before.
N.C. has vaccinated over 13,000 farmworkers. Advocates are making it happen.
COVID-19 outbreaks seized the farmworker community last year. The state is finally stepping up with the help of nonprofits and local health departments.
‘Hurricane fatigue’: Gulf Coast emergency managers still rebuilding as they prep for more storms
Local officials are working to inform the public while still recovering from 2020’s record-breaking season—all on tight budgets.
‘You can’t take that from me’: A former North Carolina farmworker’s fight for protection
Yesenia Cuello was raised a first-generation American near the tobacco field where she toiled as a kid. Now she’s leading a fight for the protections she needed. This story is…
Billions of Brood X cicadas are above ground for the first time in 17 years. After the pandemic, it feels especially symbolic.
We asked readers to submit memories and reflections about what fireflies and cicadas mean to you. Here are some of them:
A state program aims to make COVID-19 vaccinations accessible to residents of southwest Louisiana, where vaccine rates are low and people are displaced.
Victoria Bouloubasis will cover the intersection of environmental issues and economic mobility in Latinx, immigrant, and refugee communities in North Carolina.
New USPS data tells a story about climate change and displacement.
Tap water could be linked to dangerous lead levels in Jackson’s kids. Mississippi isn’t keeping track.
Children with dangerous levels of lead in their bodies live in parts of Jackson with documented lead-in-water spikes, a Southerly analysis shows.