The president promised to create a task force on how best to help the communities. Advocates want that and new jobs, broadband internet and funding for health and education.
The Biden administration promises to clean up mine land and create jobs in Appalachia. Here are some steps it can take.
A new administration brings potential to address Appalachia’s economic and environmental issues on a wider scale.
The key environmental policy priorities for the South, according to experts
Community leaders, lawyers, and advocates throughout the region discuss what they see as the most urgent economic, environmental, and racial justice issues to tackle in the new…
The South’s communication infrastructure can’t withstand climate change
Much of the South’s power and internet infrastructure is decades old, and increasingly failing communities during extreme weather events.
‘The people suffering have to have a seat at the table’: A Q&A with Catherine Flowers
The activist and MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” winner discusses her new book and what she believes needs to happen to achieve sustainable and equitable infrastructure…
Louisiana chemical facilities are ‘ticking time bombs’ during hurricanes. Residents are left in the dark about the risks.
An analysis by WWNO/WRKF and Southerly reveals worst-case scenarios for toxic air pollutant releases or chemical explosions by 30 facilities in Louisiana.
This project with the Society of Environmental Journalists is designed to help journalists cover the impacts of climate change in their region.
New U.S. Chemical Safety Board senior advisor says he will address climate change effects on chemical plants
After reading Southerly and WWNO/WRKF’s recent investigation, Louisiana native David LaCerte says this issue will be a priority.
Ko Bragg is joining Southerly’s team in January.
Displaced students and teachers balancing storm recovery and a mix of in-person and virtual classes need support, but most schools lack funding or capacity for mental health services.
Nonprofits and city planners are working to create more affordable housing, but they’re up against legislation that rewards rampant development.
A photographer and writer visit some of the hardest-to-reach corners of the Atchafalaya Basin.