Children with dangerous levels of lead in their bodies live in parts of Jackson with documented lead-in-water spikes, a Southerly analysis shows.
The multibillion dollar question: What will it take to fix the South’s broken water systems?
The winter storm revealed the fragility of rural and urban water systems. Biden’s new infrastructure plan could help improve them — but it’s only a start.
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 solutions for rural America.
This Black Memphis neighborhood is trying to stop an oil pipeline. They’re running out of time.
Boxtown residents have had little say in the Byhalia Connection pipeline project, which could erase their properties’ value and threaten Memphis’ water supply.
How Tennessee fails to regulate high-hazard, private dams
As the climate in the Southeast gets warmer and wetter, dam inspectors and experts say changes in regulations are necessary.
Floods inundating Appalachian communities are ‘public health nightmares’
Residents say flooding emergencies highlight the urgency of long-overlooked regional needs like infrastructure investment.