Each time he wants to announce an environmental regulation rollback, President Trump visits West Virginia. The state voted overwhelmingly for him in 2016, the coal industry continues to…
Southern communities revitalize their connection to electric co-ops
A dearth in representation on co-op boards has left rural, black communities without a voice.
‘The Blackalachian’ treks to shed light on the outdoor industry’s diversity problem
From the Appalachian Trail to the Underground Railroad, Daniel White hikes and bikes to highlight racial disparities in the nation’s parks and historic landmarks.
Red tide, Hurricane Michael push Florida into election hinging on environmental promises
The economic impacts of a warming world are becoming a key issue for Florida politicians and voters.
How environmental justice is shaping a new civil rights movement in the South
By focusing on local communities, public health, and economic development, activists start to move the needle on climate change in the South.
These lessons from rural Africa could help eradicate poverty-related tropical diseases in the U.S. South
Experts look to successes in developing nations to learn how to stop the spread of neglected tropical diseases in the U.S. South.
In the Black Belt, a template for fixing failing sewage infrastructure
Collaborations between activists, researchers, engineers, and local governments spur ideas for wastewater improvements in rural communities.
The rural South’s invisible public health crisis
In the Black Belt and along the Gulf Coast, there's a rise of poverty-related tropical diseases related to poor sewage infrastructure and climate change.
The sky was hanging low and dark over Louisville this morning. It rained for nearly a full day, and the city felt scrunched between rolling clouds…
Every summer growing up, my family traveled to Florida for a week-long beach vacation. Usually we went to Destin, but one year we drove six more…
It rains with such intensity these days. Not the typical Southern summer thunderstorm that barrels through quickly, making the asphalt steam and the sticky air smell…
Earlier this year, a group of black farmers in Mississippi planted more than $100,000 worth of certified soybean seeds they purchased from Stine Seed Company. Not…