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.

Meet Appalachia’s Pollinators

Hairy flower chafer beetle

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

A Backyard Pollinator Paradise

butterfly on echinacea

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

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

Lawsuit Challenges Logging Sale in Cherokee National Forest

Several conservation groups are suing the U.S. Forest Service for allegedly allowing unlawful, high-impact logging on a 534-acre stretch of land in the Cherokee National Forest.

Conservation Groups Purchase Land in Western North Carolina

Strawberry Gap

This spring, two land trust groups purchased a total of 190 acres of unprotected land in North Carolina’s Buncombe, Henderson and Caldwell counties.

New Public Lands Open in Northeast Kentucky

Old Trace Creek Wildlife Management Area, a 323-acre stretch of land in Lewis County, Ky., is now open for public use.

Fifth Grader Spurs Change at WCU

Cullowhee Valley School fifth-grader Liam Tormey’s testing of the Tuckasegee River led to Western Carolina University staff taking steps to reduce future sediment pollution.

Tennessee Valley Authority Changes Rate Structure, Adds New Charge

TVA reduced wholesale power rates but added a new grid access charge, which could disproportionately affect low-income families and small businesses.

Virginia Uranium Mining Ban Goes to Supreme Court

In May, the Supreme Court announced that it will hear a case regarding mining companies’ attempt to overturn Virginia’s ban on uranium mining.