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The South faces vast and complex ecological challenges. It deserves a publication that covers the nuances of its natural resources and communities without being condescending or stereotypical, without parachuting in from metropolitan areas.

That's why Southerly exists. 

Our independent media organization covers the intersection of ecology, justice, and culture in the American South. Southerly explores the complicated relationship between Southern communities and their environment — whether that’s along the Atlantic coast, in the hollers of Appalachia, on Tennessee farmland, or in the Mississippi Delta. We've covered everything from the burgeoning hemp industry in Kentucky, to the impact of coal severance tax loss in Appalachia, to the public health risks related to poor sewage infrastructure in Alabama's Black Belt. 

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About the editor:

Lyndsey Gilpin is a freelance journalist based in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. Her work has appeared in Harper's, Undark, Vice, Daily Beast, CityLab, Huffington Post, High Country News, FiveThirtyEight, The Washington Post, Hakai, The Atlantic, Grist, Outside, InsideClimate News, and more. She loves hiking in the Appalachian Mountains with her dogs, Tule and Jolene, and practicing yoga. 
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