What doulas can teach us about disasters: A conversation with Maybelline Valenti
We chatted with the founder of SWFL Doula and Naturalmente Mamá Podcast on hurricanes and caring for expecting and new parents in Southwest Florida.
For the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the island of Egmont Key at the mouth of Tampa Bay represents a history of oppression, as well as a testament to survival. As the island slips into the sea, those who care about its future have to decide — what can we save and how do we save…
‘Preach now or mourn in the future’: How Key West faith leaders are confronting climate change
An island city’s billion-dollar route to climate resilience will need residential buy-in to succeed. Local places of worship could be pivotal.
‘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.
How Pensacola’s Black grocers are providing access to fresh, affordable food
In a county with high rates of food insecurity, longtime residents are working to fill the gaps.
Biden’s pause on new oil and gas leases may not apply in this Everglades preserve
An oil company wants to drill in Big Cypress National Preserve. Laws over mineral rights have complicated the fight to stop it.
Racing the sea: Miami Beach’s housing crisis worsened by climate change
Nonprofits and city planners are working to create more affordable housing, but they’re up against legislation that rewards rampant development.
The fruits of their labor
UF is just one of many public universities in Southern states that use prison labor in agricultural programs and on other parts of campus, or rely on products made by incarcerated people. Students and activists have pressured universities and companies to end these programs for years, but data on how public universities use prison labor…
‘Treated as expendable’: Migrant farmworkers fall through gaps in the rural South’s patchwork health system
The health care system and workplace safety regulations weren’t set up to help the people who harvest our food. The pandemic has only deepened the problem.
‘Give us a break, Lord’: Amid active hurricane season, pandemic halts recovery in Florida two years after Michael
With federal money running out, slow rebuilds, and a lack of affordable housing, many Panhandle residents are vulnerable to this year’s storms.