A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

Going Caving in Tennessee

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Worley’s Cave Where: Bluff City, Tenn., in Sullivan County How to access: Worley’s is located on private property, and it is recommended that visitors tour the cave with a third-party outdoor recreation company, such as High Mountain Expeditions, River &

Going Caving in North Carolina

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Linville Caverns Where: Linville, N.C., in Avery County. How to access: Linville Caverns is one of the most accessible caving experiences in Appalachia, with portions open to wheelchairs. The caverns are open to the public daily March through November, with

Going Caving in Kentucky

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Carter Caves State Resort Park Where: Olive Hill, Ky., in Carter County How to access: Multiple caves lie within the state park, which has a variety of amenities including camping and hiking. Difficulty: The most accessible caves feature shorter tours

A Milestone for Southwest Virginia Solar

This spring marks a poignant milestone for solar power in Southwest Virginia’s historic coal region. A 3.5-megawatt solar array, slated to be built on a former Wise County coal mine, is moving closer to fruition. The state’s Department of Mines,

Environmental Groups Reach Agreement with Forest Service for Timber Sale

After three years of deliberations with environmental groups, the U.S. Forest Service reduced the acreage of a timber sale in the Jefferson National Forest and took other measures to protect water quality.

Proposal for Ohio River Water Pollution Standards Undergoes Third Revision

The proposed plan would continue to allow the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission to set water pollution limits, but would allow states to make different restrictions on a conditional basis.

Southeast Endangered Species Get Less Funding Compared to Other Regions

Conservation biologist Bernie Kuhajda found that some aquatic species outside of the Southeast receive as much as 46.6 times more funding than those in the region.

Appalachian State Student Government Passes Climate Neutrality Bill

The ASU student government voted unanimously in favor of a bill calling on the Boone, N.C., university to pursue a net-zero impact on greenhouse gas emissions by 2025.

Doctoral Student Helps Virginia Tech Labs Go Green

Virginia Tech doctoral student Ellen Garcia is implementing green practices such as recycling and energy efficiency at the university’s science labs.

Member Spotlight: Sister Beth Davies

Sister Beth Davies is a committed community advocate who has helped advance addiction treatment environmental protection in her area.