With disaster tours, eastern N.C. locals share stories, propose flooding solutions
Residents and activists Robeson County are drawing attention to those still struggling to recover from Hurricanes Matthew and Florence.
Mitigation, preparation, education: Q&A with coastal N.C. official about flooding
Southerly spoke with Belhaven town manager Lynn Davis about the challenges of evacuations, transportation, and shelters for residents.
‘Another layer to the inequality that exists’: Q&A with N.C. disaster response organizers
Four Robeson County, NC residents have created a Disaster Survival and Resiliency School to engage community residents impacted by climate disasters as leaders and equal partners in revisioning and redeveloping their communities and lives.
How we worked with an environmental justice group to create brochures on pollution in eastern N.C.
Community leaders in Sampson County say the cumulative impacts of industry aren’t discussed enough. So we made a printed pamphlet about it.
N.C. releases general biogas permit despite environmental justice concerns
The permit allows farms to bypass individual water quality review and public hearing processes when installing an anaerobic digester.
This rural N.C. farm helps formerly incarcerated women build back their lives, careers
At Benevolence Farm, residents live on site and help produce and sell food. Advocates say it’s a way to address major gaps in the rural justice system.
Voter guides: Southern state primaries
A look at voting and candidate information for May primaries.
‘This plan is a lie’: Biogas on hog farms could do more harm than good
North Carolina residents, researchers, and farmers say the rapidly growing industry distracts from a massive hog waste problem—and the public health risks that it causes.
A fertilizer plant caught fire. Winston-Salem had no plan to alert Spanish-speaking residents.
The city relied on community members and immigrant advocates to translate emergency information. We spoke to residents about their efforts.
A group of moms stopped a crypto mine from building next to an N.C. school
These data processing centers are creating noise pollution in rural areas of the South.