16 episodes

Broken Ground is a podcast, presented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, digging up environmental stories in the South.

Broken Ground Southern Environmental Law Center

    • Government
    • 4.8 • 181 Ratings

Broken Ground is a podcast, presented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, digging up environmental stories in the South.

    Uncharted Territory

    Uncharted Territory

    In Norfolk, Virginia scientists battling sea level rise enlist residents to help collect data that could help the city better understand its rising tides and flooding problems.

    • 32 min
    Progress for Who?

    Progress for Who?

    In Charleston, South Carolina and its suburbs questions of environmental justice and wetland protections arise as development encroaches.

    • 33 min
    Flood City

    Flood City

    In Norfolk, Virginia homeowners like Karen Speights are struggling with the hard decision of staying put in rising waters or finding a way to start over. Meanwhile, the city is hoping it can buy people time.

    • 36 min
    Breaking Point

    Breaking Point

    With waters rising in Charleston, South Carolina we explore what, if any, breaking point there is for people living and working in this city. And we talk to city officials about making the big decisions of what, and what not, to build when trying to...

    • 29 min
    Gardening Tidewaters

    Gardening Tidewaters

    Norfolk, Virginia's waters are rising fast, and its land is sinking. The city's plans to meet this climate change challenge could be a blueprint for other coastal communities. Among other plans, Norfolk has set it sights on revamping its aging public...

    • 33 min
    Earl Swift: Watching Waters Rise

    Earl Swift: Watching Waters Rise

    Chesapeake Requiem: A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island. He talks about the slow disappearance of this unique Virginia island to climate change.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
181 Ratings

181 Ratings

cbmcguire ,

Fabulous podcast

Broken Ground is so thorough in its research, information, and presentation that the listener gets a complete education and understanding of each of the issues presented from the onset. The material is given in a compelling, articulate manner making it easy to follow and learn as narrator delves deeper and deeper into the complexities of the issue at hand.This is essential listening!

FotoByWes ,

Hits close to home

As a resident of Norfolk, Virginia, aka “Flood City,” this podcast hits close to home. It explains complex concepts in a simple manner. Well worth listening to!

HESH Files YT ,

Artful

I can only describe the production and organization of Broken Ground as artful. These stories of advocacy and redemption matter immensely, so I’m glad so much effort has been made to tell them. I also like that it’s all close to home— as a Virginian, I mean that literally!

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