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For the Love of Birds

Volunteers across Virginia participate in a statewide survey of breeding birds to create better conservation policy.

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Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipeline Challenges Continue

Mountain Valley Pipeline construction

A slew of legal challenges and protestors has suspended construction on the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines.

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Logging and Prescribed Burns: Healthy or Harmful?

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The use of timber harvests and prescribed burns on national forest land is hotly debated by conservationists and forest users.

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Environmental Protection Agency Aims to Deregulate Coal Ash

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The Trump administration’s proposal to roll back federal coal ash safeguards gives more leeway to states — and advocates worry that would put drinking water at risk.

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People in the Path of Pipelines

New pipelines transporting natural gas and gas liquids would cut across hundreds of miles through Appalachia and beyond, putting people, land and water at risk. Here, residents along the route share their stories. Cletus and Beverly Bohon Montgomery County, Va.

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The Tiny House Revolution

Sarah Kellogg with her tiny house frame

More and more people are building tiny houses as a sustainable alternative to traditionally large American homes.

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Community Organizing Amid Destructive Mining

SAMS Members Protesting

Formed 10 years ago in response to coal mines proposed near Wise County, Va., Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards continues their work to build sustainable communities.

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Treasures of the Parkway

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Here, we outline some of the best overlooks, hikes and historic sites along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Cultivating Forest Medicinals, Creating Healthy Economy

women harvest black cohosh

Appalachia’s forest are home to a stunning array of medicinal plants. A movement called forest farming is emerging to grow these plants in private forestland to decrease strains on plant populations and strengthen the market for the region’s botanicals.

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Born to be Wild

Wildlife rehabilitation centers provide intensive care to injured animals and creatures that have been abandoned while still too young to survive on their own. Whenever possible, the animals are returned to the wild.

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