Equitable access to affordable water and energy services — fundamental to human well-being and public health — has been a significant though largely unseen problem for decades. Then Covid struck.
For communities that depended on coal, the pandemic is exacerbating an already-urgent set of interlocking problems. Two regional coalitions have released plans to chart a brighter future for communities hit hardest by the changing coal economy.
The Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition, a network of agroforestry stakeholders, received two grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture this spring to continue to revive forest farming as a sustainable development practice.
Economic experts warn that new petrochemical facilities in the Ohio River Valley could be an unwise investment for the region, and one of two investors backs out of a potential cracker plant in Ohio.
With their appetites for snakes and ticks, and their propensity to clean up stray roadkill and rotting plants, opossums can be helpful neighbors to humans.
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is asking citizen scientists to report sightings of firefly and woodland box turtles to aid research efforts.
CONTACT: Dana Kuhnline, RECLAIM Campaign Coordinator 304-825-3262 firstname.lastname@example.org Cat McCue, Sr. Communications and Public Engagement Strategist 434-293-6373 email@example.com The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the RECLAIM Act (HR 2156) as part of The Moving Forward Act (HR 2), a…