A publication of Appalachian Voices

A publication of Appalachian Voices

Volunteers Still Needed for Flood Recovery in West Virginia

Months after the June floods, West Virginia communities are still need of volunteers to help clean up and rebuild damaged areas.

Southwest Virginia Environmental Movement Loses Two Leaders

Southwest Virginia lost two environmental leaders when Vivian Owens and Tim Mullins passed away in August.

POWER Initiative Grants Awarded

On Aug. 24, the White House announced the recipients of the latest round of POWER Initiative grants. A majority of the 29 projects receiving funding are in in Central Appalachia.

Protections Uncertain as Red Wolf Population Declines

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has dramatically reduced the amount of territory reserved for the red wolf in eastern North Carolina, even as the population of this endangered species continues to decline.

Emerald Ash Borer Finds Its Way to North Carolina

The emerald ash borer, an invasive pest destroying ash trees throughout the Appalachian region, has been detected in North Carolina.

The National Park Service Turns 100

The National Park Service turned 100 years old this summer and celebrations continue throughout the fall.

Create Your State Uses Art to Create Change

The Create Your State Tour provides workshops that use live music and visuals to show participants how to ignite arts-based community development in their West Virginia towns.

Consequences and Need for Natural Gas Pipelines Disputed

Community members, economic advisors and environmentalists question the need for the proposed Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipelines.

DC District Court Hears Clean Power Plan Case

On Sept. 27, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard oral arguments concerning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan.

Mountaintop Removal Mine Shut Down in WV

The KD#2 surface coal mine in West Virginia was permanently halted by state regulators after a two-year, resident-led campaign to close the mine.