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Faced with Threats to Nolichucky River, Residents Unite

Concerned citizens have joined together to monitor the Nolichucky River in East Tennessee for pollution that could result from a new industrial pipeline. Though the water is still at risk, opposition to the pipeline has spurred community engagement.

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Landowners Support Songbird Conservation

To protect the golden-winged warbler and cerulean warbler, two conservation programs are working with private landowners.

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An Appalachian Bookshelf

Featuring reviews of “Phenomenal” by Leigh Ann Henion, “Beautiful Land of the Sky” by Loren M. Wood, and “Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook” by John Schaeffer

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Preservation Gains Across Region

At the end of 2014, several regional land trusts finalized a host of easements, conserving views, habitats and cultural sites across the Appalachian Mountains.

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Campuses Compete for Gold by Being Green

By Carvan Craft Who said it can’t be fun to help the environment? By capitalizing on the spirit of sports rivalries, these three competitions have prompted colleges and universities to recycle, reduce electricity use, get outside and pounce on their

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Spotlight on Eastern Kentucky Economy

By Molly Moore When more than 1,700 citizens gathered in Pikeville, Ky., to discuss ideas for regional economic revitalization at the Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) Summit last December, the crowd was diverse. In attendance were concerned citizens, grassroots organizers

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