• How Decades of Coal Mining Left West Virginia Vulnerable to Flooding

    For a century, coal mining companies have taken billions of dollars of wealth out of eastern Kentucky, stripped the land of vegetation that can contain flood waters, and contributed to the climate change making severe storms more frequent, while leaving little for the people who live there. 

  • Life After the Mines

    A long read examines the social disruption that ensues when coal companies close shop and abandon the communities that have grown around mining work for decades and generations.