Muhammad Saleh at Dar Jacir in Bethlehem, explaining permaculture practices to a group of visitors (Photo credit: Lewis Raven Wallace)

Tear gas' environmental toll

In and around Bethlehem, Palestinians are building gardens and doing permaculture in an environment threatened by chemical attacks.

BETHLEHEM, West Bank—In a garden just off the main drag in Bethlehem, a bright-eyed Palestinian man named Muhammad Saleh talked to a visiting group about a crate full of empty tear gas canisters.

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LISTEN: Visiting climate migrants in New Bern, North Carolina

Lewis Raven Wallace visits displaced residents in New Bern, North Carolina, who are still struggling for housing and health in the wake of last year's Hurricane Florence.

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Victor, who shines shoes downtown for work, is "squatting" in his own town house at Trent Court in New Bern. (Credit: Lewis Raven Wallace)

Lingering long after a storm, mold and mental health issues

Editor's note: This story is part of a series examining the social and health injustices resulting from increasingly intense storms and is the result of a collaboration between EHN and Scalawag Magazine, an independent nonprofit magazine that covers the American South.

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Cheryl Reed outside of her empty townhouse at Trent Court. (Credit: Lewis Raven Wallace)

Poor southerners are joining the globe’s climate migrants

Editor's note: This story is part of a series examining the social and health injustices resulting from increasingly intense storms and is the result of a collaboration between EHN and Scalawag Magazine, an independent nonprofit magazine that covers the American South.

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Nowhere to go in New Bern: Climate catastrophe spurs migrants in US South

Hurricane Florence ravaged North Carolina last fall. While cleanup continues and residents pick up the pieces of their life, many people in New Bern, a small community along the Neuse River in the eastern part of the state, have nothing to pick up. Homes have been destroyed and won't be rebuilt. Lives have been upended.

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