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Appalachian states are burdened by millions of tons of toxic coal ash. Without firm federal standards, it’s up to states to determine much of the cleanup process — and regional states are taking varying approaches.
Trail advocates in Pound, Va., Elizabethton, Tenn., and Wyoming County, W.Va., are working with community members and partners to develop new hiking paths.
The next generation is overcoming barriers to achieve their goals By Molly Moore Answers to broad questions about Appalachia’s future — such as how coal-bearing counties will transform as the region’s chief industry declines — are invariably traced back to…
The non-venomous northern water snake is frequently spotted at swimming holes and rivers in Appalachia — and sometimes mistaken for its venomous cousin, the copperhead.
For 28 years, the Appalachian Media Institute has given young people from Central Appalachia a platform to explore their voice, document issues in their communities and elevate rural stories. A program of Appalshop, a multimedia arts and cultural organization in…
Teri Crawford Brown, a volunteer distributor of The Appalachian Voice, and her husband have transformed a century-old church into a welcoming home and repurposed salvaged materials in the process.
Vermicomposting relies on earthworms to turn kitchen scraps into a rich soil amendment more quickly and with less odor than conventional composting methods.
Voter turnout for presidential elections has been consistently lower in Appalachia than in the rest of the nation since at least 2004, according to scholars.
The global push for “green” energy has led to clearcutting across the Southeast, where forests are being harvested to fuel Europe’s — and particularly the United Kingdom’s — push to use alternative fuels.
Though biofuels are most common in the Midwest, the state of North Carolina delved into biofuels research in 2007 before slowing research in 2013. Thus far, the venture hasn’t yielded much success.