Southerly talks to Janae Elkins in Jackson, Miss. about how to best prepare for hurricane season.
Experts say solutions aimed at reducing lead exposure from water need to be educational and environmental. Here’s how to protect your family.
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.
Wood pellet manufacturing plants have underreported emissions at plants throughout the South, which are most often in Black and low-income communities.
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 Black communities.
In just two decades, Moss Point has seen three high-profile cases of police brutality against Black men. Families and advocates have long demanded answers.
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 connection with land.
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.