A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

Meet Appalachia’s Pollinators

blue orchard mason bee

Buzzing bees, hummingbirds, butterflies and more help keep Appalachia’s flora in bloom.

Pipeline Resistance Grows on Multiple Fronts

Tree-sit

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

Coal Mining Under Trump

Trump

While Central Appalachian coal jobs saw a slight bump in President Donald Trump’s first year in office, not much has changed on the national level.

Cost of Coal Mine Cleanup

Despite problems with the current system, coal companies are being granted more leeway in paying for mine reclamation.

A Backyard Pollinator Paradise

butterfly on echinacea

Tips to make your yard a haven for colorful moths, hummingbirds and more.

Environmental Protection Agency Aims to Deregulate Coal Ash

Aerial view of coal ash ponds near river

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.

An Innovative Biochar System

biochar kiln, biochar, and dehydrator

The Nexus biochar system boosts soil health while sequestering carbon and saving energy and money for local farmers.

Hazardous Spray

power line right-of-way spraying

Residents and beekeepers are working with electric cooperatives to opt out of herbicide applications.

Celebrate Moths with National Moth Week

hummingbird clearwing moth

July 21-29 is National Moth Week! This week is a time to celebrate moths and encourage everyday people to become citizen scientists by tracking moths in their area at mothing parties. At mothing parties, participants lure moths with light and