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The Appalachian African-American Cultural Center

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One couple’s mission to preserve community history in Southwest Virginia.

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Exploring Old Growth Forest in Historic Harlan County

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Kentucky’s Harlan County, perhaps best known for its mining history, is also home to a wonderful old-growth forest preserve with several hiking trails.

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People in the Path of Pipelines

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Residents along the path of major new and proposed interstate fracked-gas pipelines share their stories.

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Vigilant Volunteers Monitor Pipeline Construction

Elizabeth Struthers Malbon

Local residents are monitoring pipeline construction along the routes of several major projects. Some people are checking on the health of impacted streams, and others are deploying aerial surveillance.

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Keeping Eyes on Coal’s Impact

DJ Coker

Citizen scientists surveil water quality near active and former coal mines to hold companies accountable to the law.

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Power Play: Countering Electric Utilities’ Political Influence

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Public interest groups are building political will to counter electric utilities’ influence in state governments.

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The Bluestone Turnpike Trail

Bluestone National Scenic River

This roughly 10-mile trail follows the Bluestone River in southern West Virginia and gives hikers a taste of the wild.

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The Clinch Coalition Celebrates 20 Years

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The grassroots environmental group has helped to protect the natural resources within the Jefferson National Forest for 20 years.

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Pipeline Resistance Grows on Multiple Fronts

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Tree-sits, legal battles and more have sprung up in response to the natural gas pipelines being proposed and built across the region.

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Sparking Petrochemical Valley?

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Plans for cracker plants and a gas liquids storage hub could lead to a toxic plastics industry in Appalachia.

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