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Purple Martins: The Neighbors We Didn’t Know We Wanted

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The migratory purple martin is almost entirely dependent on human-made housing while it lives in Eastern North America during the warmer months.

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Southwest Virginians Share Solar Experiences

Two people and one organization based in Southwest Virginia tell their solar stories.

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Jewish Communities Persist in Charleston, West Virginia

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Charleston, West Virginia, is home to two Jewish congregations, and the city’s Jewish history stretches back to the early 1800s.

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Relay Runners Followed Path of the Mountain Valley Pipeline

Three women ran the 415-mile route of the Mountain Valley Pipeline over the course of 10 days to protest the project and connect with residents along the pipeline’s path.

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Reinventing Museum Offerings During COVID

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Museums throughout the region have found creative ways to connect with the public during COVID, both online and offline. And as many museums resume in-person operations, some are planning to keep these popular new programs.

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Counting Hawks

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“Any day you see a hawk is a good day,” says longtime hawk watcher Bill Haley. During peak migration season, lucky hawk watchers in Appalachia may see thousands of hawks in a single day.

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Yurts and the Significance of a Circle

Yurts offer an affordable, cozy housing option with a light environmental footprint.

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Appalachian Election Workers Manage New Processes, Safety Protocols

There seems little question that the 2020 general election is the most challenging to run in American history. Across Appalachia, those responsible for running the elections appear to be rising to the challenge.

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Hemp Finds a Home

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A hempcrete house high in the mountains of West Virginia demonstrates that industrial hemp is a viable alternative for homebuilders.

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Beware of Spreading These Common Invasive Species

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Don’t be fooled by their looks — many popular plants sold in nurseries are actually invasive species that can kill off local flora.

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