We asked readers to tell us about their favorite places to jump and wade in the water. Here’s what we received.
Wild swimming through the South
How wading through water can be an antidote to climate anxiety.
Tell us about your favorite Southern swimming holes
In honor of the final days of summer, share your favorite swimming memories with us.
What cicadas taught me about loss, mortality
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:
We’re partnering with Enlace Latino NC to cover economy, environment in rural Latinx communities
Victoria Bouloubasis will cover the intersection of environmental issues and economic mobility in Latinx, immigrant, and refugee communities in North Carolina.
The role of kudzu in architecture, cuisine, and culture
Before it took over Southern landscapes, the invasive vine was once called the “savior of the South.” Artists, designers, and chefs are trying to render it useful. Slithering and snaking skyward, wrapped around the trunks of ancient oak trees, up telephone poles, and over hillsides, kudzu’s bristly, yellow-green vines and heart-shaped leaves look innocuous enough. […]