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its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.
The National Climate Assessment’s outlook for the two coastal states is daunting, but local leaders are starting to dig in for a fight.
Ten years after the disaster at a Tennessee power plant, the cleanup crew is seeking justice. At the same time, the Trump administration is weakening protections for this toxic pollution.
The coral system is 85 miles long and has been there for hundreds of thousands of years.
Add antibiotic-resistant bacteria from pig waste to the long list of post-Florence worries.
Coal is getting harder to get to—and that’s contributing to a respiratory epidemic among miners.
And the Trump administration’s gutting of the Endangered Species Act will only make things worse.
In Lowndes County, raw sewage is backing up into homes, flooding yards, and giving rise to long-eradicated parasites.
But it may not be the solution local communities need to escape the stench and swill of the pork industry.
Thanks to the Mississippi River’s trash stream, the Gulf has some of the highest concentrations of plastic in the world.
In the past five years, solar capacity in the South has increased nearly thirtyfold.
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