With federal money running out, slow rebuilds, and a lack of affordable housing, many Panhandle residents are vulnerable to this year’s storms.
The coronavirus pandemic has stalled local economies still reeling from the effects of recent hurricanes.
Robeson County is still picking up the pieces from two hurricanes. Now the local government and nonprofits are preparing for potential storms during the pandemic.
Lawmakers and the state’s largest utility have no plan for coal ash excavation at a power plant near Mobile.
As the climate in the Southeast gets warmer and wetter, dam inspectors and experts say changes in regulations are necessary.
A network of environmentalists has helped more than a dozen counties and cities introduce “rights of nature,” but the movement faces pushback from lawmakers and lobbyists.
Residents say flooding emergencies highlight the urgency of long-overlooked regional needs like infrastructure investment.