For seven months, Southerly has stayed on a story that received far too little media attention. Here’s how we did it.
Without advance warning about the true scale of power outages and the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning, local officials say they were caught off guard, leaving residents to fend for themselves.
An oil company wants to drill in Big Cypress National Preserve. Laws over mineral rights have complicated the fight to stop it.
Six months after Hurricane Laura, Lake Charles is still in a state of disrepair. The deep freeze has slowed recovery even more.
Wood pellet manufacturing plants have underreported emissions at plants throughout the South, which are most often in Black and low-income communities.
A pre-existing housing crisis in Lake Charles, along with slow federal aid, have left some renters unhoused for nearly six months.
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 administration.