Public schools and other government entities in Virginia are unable to take advantage of the cost-saving benefits of solar due to restrictive policies put in place by Appalachian Power.
The Black Lung Association has a storied history of fighting for miners’ rights to occupational healthcare. Today, that fight continues as rates of the disease continue to climb.
Apple aficionado Tom Brown has dedicated more than 20 years of his life to saving Appalachia’s forgotten heirloom apples.
One couple’s mission to preserve community history in Southwest Virginia.
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.
Residents along the path of major new and proposed interstate fracked-gas pipelines share their stories.
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.
Citizen scientists surveil water quality near active and former coal mines to hold companies accountable to the law.
Public interest groups are building political will to counter electric utilities’ influence in state governments.
This roughly 10-mile trail follows the Bluestone River in southern West Virginia and gives hikers a taste of the wild.