February/March 2017



Could Concrete Help Get Coal Ash Out of Neighborhoods?

More than 150 million tons of coal ash are stored in impoundment ponds across North Carolina. Recycling the ash for use in concrete may provide a way to remove this toxic material from neighborhoods.


State Politics Across the Region

With state legislative sessions underway across the region, here's a preview of some of the environmental bills to look out for.


Using Art to Combat Environmental Destruction

An exhibit of mixed-media art by West Virginia resident Betsy Jaeger shares the drastic changes in her community due to mining and fracking operations.


Congress Blocks Stream Protection Rule

The Congressional Review Act, a rarely invoked procedure, was used by the U.S. Congress to strike down the Stream Protection Rule.


Appalachian Festivals

Festival season is about to get underway in Appalachia. Here is selection of the upcoming festivals and gatherings in the region.

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