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Trailblazers

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Three projects show how mountain biking is helping shape development and protect private lands from pavement in Appalachia.

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Celebrating Mack Prichard, A Tennessee Conservation Leader

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Dubbed “The Conservation Conscience” of Tennessee by the state legislature, Mack Prichard’s legacy is found in the lands and waters he helped protect.

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Energy Burden in a Pandemic

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Many families in Appalachia already struggled with high energy bills — and COVID-19 is making it even worse.

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Clean Energy That Leaves No One Behind

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Listen in on a conversation about the importance of equity in clean energy with Appalachian Voices’ Deputy Executive Director Kate Boyle.

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An Appalachian Solar Tour

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Numerous Appalachian homes and businesses took part in the 2019 National Solar Tour in October, sharing their experiences and opening their doors to the public to view their solar installations.

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When Coal Companies Go Bankrupt, Who Cleans Up the Mess?

Blackjewel and Revelation Energy’s July bankruptcy announcement is the latest in a long string of bankruptcies plaguing the coal industry. But this bankruptcy is different, and the troubles it brings could be a sign of more problems to come.

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Taking on TVA

Communities are resisting the Tennessee Valley Authority’s frequent cost increases and lack of transparency and clean energy.

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Paddling Treasures

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A guide to some of the region’s best boating spots.

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Solar Projects Shine in Southwest Virginia

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Collaborative efforts to bring solar to businesses, homes, schools and an abandoned mine move forward.

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Gov. Jim Justice’s Barren Mine Lands and Unpaid Taxes

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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice made nearly $2 billion off Appalachia’s coalfields, but his family’s mines owe back taxes in multiple states. They have also accrued hundreds of environmental violations, and many idled mines are still unreclaimed.

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