In Walnut Cove — a community whose history has been tainted by coal ash for decades — The Lilies Project has turned coal ash into art, and is expanding to encompass the town’s story beyond coal ash.
Kathryn South’s husband, Mike South, was diagnosed with black lung disease at age 35. As they grappled with his disease, the couple also navigated the arduous legal process to obtain federal black lung benefits, a fight that Kathryn continued even after Mike's passing.
Climate change has led to an increase in the population and range of these tiny, disease-spreading bloodsuckers.
Springs are often assumed to be a safe, clean source of drinking water. But they can harbor a number of health hazards, as new research published in the journal Geosciences shows.
The bankruptcy of coal company Blackjewel has exposed many flaws in the current mine cleanup system.
By saving native plants from destruction and helping these plants find new homes, the Native Plant Rescue Squad is “helping reconnect people to themselves through the natural world.”
Residents are hopeful after the Bristol Virginia City Council responds to the state Department of Environmental Quality's order to address landfill concerns.
The Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization has a guide to help coal-impacted communities access federal funding opportunities.
Conservation crew members spent 10 weeks creating trails in Southwest Virginia.
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