August/September 2017

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Appalachia’s Health Report

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Cultivating Forest Medicinals, Creating Healthy Economy

Appalachia's forest are home to a stunning array of medicinal plants. A movement called forest farming is emerging to grow these plants in private forestland to decrease strains on plant populations and strengthen the market for the region's botanicals.

Two Interstate Pipelines Clear Regulatory Hurdles Despite Opposition

As the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines clear some of the regulatory hurdles in their way, communities have rallied to state public hearings on water quality certifications to voice their opposition.