June 15, 2017 In late April, citizens of Pikeville, Ky., and beyond took to the streets in opposition to the white supremacist hate groups that had converged in Eastern Kentucky for the “Take a Stand for White Working Families” rally.
June 15, 2017 A group of Tennessee residents believe that excessive spraying of herbicides by Powell Valley Electric Cooperative in June of 2016 has caused major health problems for them and their pets.
June 15, 2017 A new Tennessee law will provide $45 million in grants and tax credits for private companies to subsidize the buildout of rural fiber networks. It also allows rural electric cooperatives to provide broadband.
June 13, 2017 New fees will affect West Virginian state parks and forests, wildlife officials are asking for help documenting the Timber Rattlesnake and the Stay Together Appalachian Youth Project will host a summer institute in July.
April 12, 2017 Following other examples in Appalachia, the Watauga Seed Library was launched in Boone, N.C., on April 1. It will offer community members the chance to receive free seeds to grow in their personal or community gardens.
April 12, 2017 DuPont and its spin-off The Chemours Company agree to settle thousands of lawsuits regarding a toxic chemical leak in Parkersburg, W.Va,; Tennessee restocked thousands of trout following last fall's wildfires; and the state of Kentucky is seeking help in spotting a rare skunk.
April 12, 2017 A federal judge recently ruled against a lawsuit filed by a coalition of environmental organizations attempting to prevent liquid nuclear waste from being shipped from Canada to South Carolina.
February 9, 2017 Three years after the chemical MCHM spilled from a storage tank into the Elk River, leaving 300,000 West Virginia American Water Company customers without safe drinking water, a tentative settlement was reached between the private water utility and the state Public Service Commission and Consumer Advocate.