Jackson State University resident assistant Kayla Carter is responsible for disseminating information to fellow students during disaster events. She says out-of-state students, whose families are further away, tend to be more anxious during emergencies.
Q&A: Hurricane prep with the National Weather Service
Southerly talks to Janae Elkins in Jackson, Miss. about how to best prepare for hurricane season.
Mississippians work to reduce childhood lead exposure as state, feds fail to intervene
Experts say solutions aimed at reducing lead exposure from water need to be educational and environmental. Here’s how to protect your family.
‘Hurricane fatigue’: Gulf Coast emergency managers still rebuilding as they prep for more storms
Local officials are working to inform the public while still recovering from 2020’s record-breaking season—all on tight budgets.
We asked readers to submit memories and reflections about what fireflies and cicadas mean to you. Here are some of them:
Tap water could be linked to dangerous lead levels in Jackson’s kids. Mississippi isn’t keeping track.
Children with dangerous levels of lead in their bodies live in parts of Jackson with documented lead-in-water spikes, a Southerly analysis shows.
Mississippi biomass facility fined for emitting three times more air pollution than permitted
Wood pellet manufacturing plants have underreported emissions at plants throughout the South, which are most often in Black and low-income communities.