Minden residents are still searching for answers about PCB contamination while a new outdoor recreation economy is being built around them.
Category: Public Health
North Carolinians battle the $7.5-billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline
This eastern North Carolina community wants worthwhile economic development. Instead, it could be getting the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
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.
As cancer haunts North Carolina communities, residents struggle to find answers
With little research available about historic pollution’s effects on health outcomes, families are left with fragmented data points and unexplained diagnoses.
Microplastics are changing this major Southern river
With state lawmakers stymying legislative action on pollution, scientists and environmental advocates try to figure out how to reduce plastic waste.
Red tide, Hurricane Michael push Florida into election hinging on environmental promises
The economic impacts of a warming world are becoming a key issue for Florida politicians and voters.
How environmental justice is shaping a new civil rights movement in the South
By focusing on local communities, public health, and economic development, activists start to move the needle on climate change in the South.