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.

Bobcats, the Masters of Camouflage

Bobcat

Although prevalent throughout North America, this stealthy animal is scarcely seen by humans.

Tennessee Extends Mercury Advisory for Nolichucky Fish

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation issued a warning in January against eating certain fish in parts of the Nolichucky River due to mercury contamination.

Member Spotlight: Tom McIntosh

A profile on Appalachian Voices member and Voice distributor Tom McIntosh.

Beware of Spreading These Common Invasive Species

Japanese Honeysuckle

Don’t be fooled by their looks — many popular plants sold in nurseries are actually invasive species that can kill off local flora.

Senate Bill Would Expand Virginia Wilderness

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Virginia Wilderness Additions Act in January, which would increase two wilderness areas in Bath County, Va., by 5,600 acres.

NC Litter-Free Coalition Pays Youth for Trash Cleanup

An anti-litter group in Murphy, N.C., partnered with dozens of local businesses and individuals to pledge money to young people who fill trash bags with litter in Cherokee County.

Water Contamination in Paden City, W.Va.

Residents of Paden City, W.Va., have dealt with chemical water pollution since at least March 2019.

Forest Service Pulls West Virginia Logging Project

In December, the U.S. Forest Service cancelled a 2,400-acre logging plan in West Virginia’s Monongahela National Forest after environmental groups challenged the project.

New Lightbulbs Will Conserve Energy on VA Highways

The Virginia Department of Transportation plans to replace more than 9,600 highway lights with LED bulbs to increase visibility and energy efficiency.

Settlement to Protect Rare Sunfish

An Alabama land trust purchased 500 acres of land containing the habitat of the threatened spring pygmy sunfish. The move is part of an agreement between environmentalists and a car company building a construction plant nearby.