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Hydropower Storage: All it’s pumped up to be?

Recent Virginia legislation has made pumped storage energy projects much more appealing to energy companies — and while Dominion Energy’s proposed project could potentially reuse abandoned mine lands, it could also permanently mar the landscape.

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Mountain Wind

Simulated Rocky Forge Wind Project

While the Southeast currently has the least amount of installed wind energy in the United States, Virginia could soon see its first wind farm.

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Section Hiking the Art Loeb Trail

Spur Trails and Campsite Along Art Loeb Trail

An 8.3-mile hike to the top of Shining Rock is perhaps the most scenic portion of the 30-mile Art Loeb Trail.

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Youth Build Turbines for KidWind Challenge

A High School Team Presents Turbine Design

Groups of kids all over the nation gather to see who can design and build the best wind turbine. Southwest Virginia’s Off the Grid team won nationals earlier this year.

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A DIY Approach to Wind Energy

Roger Beale's Control Room

Roger Beale built a wind turbine in his own Virginia backyard. Now, he’s passing on that information to kids competing in national turbine design competitions.

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Crossbills, Conifers and Calls

A Red Crossbill

These nomadic birds will travel great distances to extract the seeds of conifer cones with their unique crossing bills.

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Turning Trash into Fuel

Lebanon Gasification Plant

Using gasification can turn waste products like wood and chicken manure into energy and produce a useful agricultural byproduct — but opponents raise concerns about air pollution.

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North Carolina and Tennessee Halt Development of Wind Energy

North Carolina and Tennessee have issued moratoriums on new wind energy projects.

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Coal Insider Nominated to Lead Mining Agency

Office of Surface Mining Logo

The White House nominated J. Steven Gardner, who has worked in the coal industry for over four decades, to lead the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement.

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Pipelines Clear Hurdles, Face Resistance

While the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines have obtained approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, they still face widespread opposition.

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