A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

AV's Intern Team

Every year, Appalachian Voices is fortunate to assemble a phenomenal team of rockstar interns from numerous Appalachian and East Coast universities. Enjoy these posts from our interns.

Roanoke Electric Exemplifies Service to Members

people in line

A rural North Carolina cooperative responds to member feedback by fostering economic development and clean energy.

Solar “Makers” and Solar “Brakers”

people installing solar panels

A new report by the Southern Environmental Law Center highlights restrictive solar policies at Blue Ridge Energy.

Gainesville Loves Mountains

citizens work on Gainesville Loves Mountains

Gainesville, Fla., citizens push their utility away from mountaintop removal coal and toward clean energy.

Iowa Electric Co-op Embraces Solar

Solar Panels

Since 2008, Eastern Iowa’s Farmers Electric Cooperative has integrated more solar power after seeing the financial benefits it brings to the community.

Volunteers Identify Old-Growth Forest

Doug Wood

Volunteers with the Old-Growth Forest Network scout out stands of old-growth forest throughout the country to protect the unique forest habitats these trees provide.

Kinder Morgan Drops Planned Gas Liquids Pipeline, Proposes Natural Gas

The oil and gas pipeline company nixed plans to transport hazardous natural gas liquids hundreds of miles through a repurposed 75-year-old pipe and instead is seeking permission to reverse the flow for natural gas.

Appalachian States Respond to Climate Change Warnings

maps of temperature increase

Many federal and state leaders continue to ignore man-made global climate change in spite of information presented in new national and international reports. But the governors of North Carolina and Virginia are taking action.

Microplastics Flood Tennessee River Watershed

A team of scientists and volunteers surveyed the Tennessee River and found massive amounts of broken-down plastics, which aren’t regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Canaan Valley Cancels Plans for Commercial Logging

The manager of the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge cancelled plans to log 20 percent of the area after significant backlash to the proposal.

Judge Refutes Trump Administration Decision on Red Wolf Conservation

red wolf

The federal court’s decision prohibits the killing of critically endangered red wolves that roam off their refuge without proof that the wolf is a danger to humans or livestock.