The Mississippi Delta refers to land that lies between the Yazoo and Mississippi Rivers, in northwest Mississippi, as well as parts of Arkansas and Louisiana. The Arkansas Delta extends along the Mississippi River from Eudora to Blytheville to Little Rock.
‘Communities shouldn’t have to rely on miracles’: A conversation with Samantha Montano
We sat down with the disaster researcher to discuss her forthcoming book, Disasterology: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the Climate Crisis.
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…
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.
Election 2020: The stakes are high for climate, environmental justice, and energy in the South
A state-by-state rundown of major races and ballot measures, plus resources to check out before heading to the polls.
How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the South
An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority…
Rural Resilience: What communities are learning from the fight against oil and gas pipelines
Do you have questions about challenging pipeline projects? Ask us!
Replanting roots in a Southern food desert
Farmers, activists and city planners nationwide are pivoting in light of the pandemic’s impact on food access. In Mississippi, that also means restoring a fraught…
The longleaf pine was nearly wiped out 100 years ago. Can Southern landowners help it make a comeback?
The future of longleaf pine forests, which are critical to biodiversity, depends on landowners protecting and maintaining them through prescribed burning.
The promise of the Yazoo Pumps
Devastating flooding has revived talk of a controversial infrastructure project in the Mississippi Delta, but it might not help the communities that need it most.…
Southern communities revitalize their connection to electric co-ops
A dearth in representation on co-op boards has left rural, black communities without a voice.