It was one of the worst stump dump fires in modern U.S. history but local agencies and companies skirted responsibility to put it out.

With little research available about historic pollutions effects on health outcomes, families are left with fragmented data points and unexplained diagnoses.

As a new hurricane season begins, thousands of students remain homeless and officials are struggling to rebuild before the next school year.

Local journalists, officials, and community leaders will discuss the media, the issues important to you, and the future of Appalachia.

Examining the intersection of climate change, justice, and infrastructure in the American South.

In the face of more intense and frequent wildfires, federal land managers consider adopting burning practices the Southeast has been successfully using for decades.

With state lawmakers stymying legislative action on pollution, scientists and environmental advocates try to figure out how to reduce plastic waste.

The rapidly growing hemp industry could be a boon for farmers who once relied on tobacco.

Trump EPA appoints former oil executive to head its south-central region InsideClimate News

Mussel woman: Biologist passes along pearls of wisdom about threatened mussels Ohio Valley Resource

Protesting Blackjewel miners to get some overdue pay from bankruptcy sale Ohio Valley Resource

It took moving away from the South for me to truly appreciate what it is. Ive only been away from my home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for 4.5 years now (I moved to Alaska for three years after college, then to NYC for a year, now Im in Portland, OR), and the list of things I miss is endless. Just to name a few: the smell of rain steaming off hot pavement, cicadas singing on tree trunks, pollution enhanced sunsets. I also have vivid memories of my sister and I roaming around my grandmothers swampy backyard looking for crawfish, and it being an absolute blast.

I dont know when Ill be back, just that I will be back. All Southerners return home eventually, right?

My favorite place growing up was the farm my dad was born on in West Virginia. Daisies growing in the fields, swaying with the breeze, are my absolute favorite flower. The daisies always remind me of my grandmother who passed away when I was in 3rd grade  The log cabin, then dilapidated, was where my dad was born. The doctor arrived in his horse drawn carriage and delivered him on Thanksgiving Day, 1944. As an adult I have had opportunities to return to the farm. It seems so different now. The old log cabin is completely gone now. The well has been filled in. The mountain to the BIG rock turned out to be much smaller than we realized. But I still love daisies because they still remind me of my feisty grandmother. And, honestly, if I listen really close I can still hear the Whiporwill singing as the sun goes down.

Four years ago I moved from Massachusetts to Banner Elk, NC. I love the mountains and the open spaces. Nancy Simmons

Tell usabout the Southern landscapes you love and why.

Families search for answers following immigration raids; 680 people working at food processing plants detained Mississippi Today

Where are Mom and Dad? School on standby to help children in aftermath of ICE raids Clarion-Ledger

At dangerous Kentucky dams, locals arent prepared for disaster KYCIR

After rare cancer diagnoses, this North Carolina town looks for answers: A Q&A with the author 100 Days in Appalachia