How a Tennessee housing policy concentrates poverty, denies opportunity
A little-known but powerful board steers affordable housing into segregated, poor neighborhoods where Black children have little chance to reach the middle class
Why we created a landfill guide for Bristol residents
Our community partners are distributing this brochure to inform more residents about the harmful gases leaking from a landfill in Virginia.
Air pollution from a Virginia landfill is making residents sick. Officials won’t call it an emergency.
A chemical reaction taking place below the landfill’s surface is emitting harmful gases.
We asked readers to submit memories and reflections about what fireflies and cicadas mean to you. Here are some of them:
‘They gave people kibbles and bits’: Black Memphis residents are fighting oil pipeline land grab
The legal battle over the proposed pipeline has become a flashpoint in a national conversation about environmental justice and land grabs by fossil fuel companies.
A New Deal legacy, electric cooperatives struggle to democratize and make a green transition
An FDR program to electrify rural America is now beset by expensive coal plants and often-hidebound governing boards, as members clamor for transparency and renewables.
The South’s communication infrastructure can’t withstand climate change
Much of the South’s power and internet infrastructure is decades old, and increasingly failing communities during extreme weather events.
Frustrated Memphis residents to put pressure on pipeline developers at Saturday meeting
Byhalia Connection developers claim eminent domain, try to buy Shelby County Schools property for pipeline planned to run through a Black Memphis neighborhood.
‘Dead in the water’: How TVA bottlenecked a community-driven solar project
Emails show the utility could be leveraging the solar array to keep an electric cooperative locked in a long-term power agreement.
This Black Memphis neighborhood is trying to stop an oil pipeline. They’re running out of time.
Boxtown residents have had little say in the Byhalia Connection pipeline project, which could erase their properties’ value and threaten Memphis’ water supply.