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Appalachia’s quiet time bombs

The deadly floods that swept a pocket of eastern Kentucky challenge common preconceptions about climate villains and victims.
Eastern Kentuckians face paperwork, hurdles as they rebuild flooded homes

Eastern Kentuckians face paperwork, hurdles as they rebuild flooded homes

Thousands of eastern Kentucky homes were damaged by July’s record flooding. Many began to rebuild, but quickly ran into red tape.
The Mississippi River basin is getting wetter as climate change brings era of extreme rain, floods

The Mississippi River basin is getting wetter as climate change brings era of extreme rain, floods

Recently, Eastern Kentucky and St. Louis saw severe flooding. Longtime residents said they'd never seen anything like it — and they were right.
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Eastern Kentucky floods continue cycle of poverty

Eastern Kentucky floods continue cycle of poverty

The hardest-hit areas are some of the poorest in the United States.
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How coal mining and years of neglect left Kentucky towns at the mercy of flooding

Eastern Kentucky, one of the poorest regions in the country, is full of modest, unprotected homes and decaying infrastructure. Some residents say they won’t return.

Eastern Ky. coal miner's death sparks safety questions, a community in mourning

Eastern Ky. coal miner's death sparks safety questions, a community in mourning

A coal miner death at the Darby Fork mine in Harlan County, Ky. has left a community in mourning and renewed questions about mine safety.
Kentucky court orders Justice to pay penalty over mine reclamation

Kentucky court orders Justice to pay penalty over mine reclamation

A judge in Frankfort on Tuesday ordered Justice to pay a nearly $3 million penalty, plus interest, over mine reclamation work at three sites in eastern Kentucky that was not completed before deadline.
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