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Wild swimming through the South
How wading through water can be an antidote to climate anxiety.
‘Dead in the water’: How TVA bottlenecked a community-driven solar project
Emails show the utility could be leveraging the solar array to keep an electric cooperative locked in a long-term power agreement.
‘They deserve to be heard’: Sick and dying coal ash cleanup workers fight for their lives
Hundreds of workers fell ill after cleaning up the nation’s largest industrial disaster without proper protective gear. At least 51 have died. Twelve years later, they’re still waiting for financial or medical help.
These coal communities are protecting sick miners from COVID-19 and pushing Congress for more support
In rural east Tennessee and Kentucky, community networks and mutual aid efforts are supporting vulnerable people who need transportation, internet access, and food.
Floods inundating Appalachian communities are ‘public health nightmares’
Residents say flooding emergencies highlight the urgency of long-overlooked regional needs like infrastructure investment.
Nuclear waste in Paducah, Kentucky poses extra threat to region facing historic flooding
Residents say federal agencies and contractors have left them in the dark about public health risks related to a Superfund site.