Environmental and cultural news from around the Central and Southern Appalachian region
A team of scientists and volunteers surveyed the Tennessee River and found massive amounts of broken-down plastics, which aren't regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The manager of the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge cancelled plans to log 20 percent of the area after significant backlash to the proposal.
The federal court's decision prohibits the killing of critically endangered red wolves that roam off their refuge without proof that the wolf is a danger to humans or livestock.
Residents near Tennessee’s Oak Ridge Reservation, which produced enriched uranium for nuclear weapons, are concerned about flooding and the release of radioactive wastewater at a proposed landfill.
A state legislative committee accepted an industry group's last-minute amendment to state drinking water standards dictating safe pollutant levels.
A Leslie County, Ky., couple found a rare two-headed snake in their yard, the second two-headed copperhead found in the region this year.
Community members voiced multiple concerns about the plant, which has previous infractions for leaking contaminants into local groundwater.
Equine advocates are calling for the passage of bills in the U.S. House and Senate that would outlaw the transportation of horses out of the country to be slaughtered for human consumption.
The Ordnance Works Disposal Areas Superfund Site in Morgantown, W.Va., was removed from the Superfund list in August.
Elk reintroduced 17 years ago near Maggie Valley, N.C., now have 500 more acres of grazing land.
September's Hurricane Florence caused major flooding across the Carolinas and killed more than 40 people and millions of farm animals.
The Blue Ridge Discovery Center in Troutdale, Va., helps people of all ages explore the natural wonders of the Mt. Rogers area.
A group of Appalachian State University students created a variety of artworks to display along Elk Knob State Park's Beech Tree Trail in Todd, N.C.
More than 1,000 acres of land along Kentucky's Little South Fork of the Cumberland River were placed under state protection in August.
A Virginia resident found this two-headed snake in her yard in late September.