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Caving Adventures

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Explore the incredible hidden world that lies beneath the Appalachian Mountains.

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Pipelines Plagued by Lawsuits and Delays

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Construction remains halted on most of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s route and on some of the Mountain Valley Pipeline’s route due to a slew of legal issues.

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Fascinating Cave Creatures of Appalachia

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Hidden underneath the majesty of the Appalachian mountains is a strange, enchanting cave ecosystem full of unusual creatures.

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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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A Quest to Protect At-Risk Bats

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Researchers and conservationists found and saved the land where a colony of endangered Virginia big-eared bats roost.

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Eastern Kentucky Community Groups Pursue Solar

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Four community-led organizations in Letcher County, Ky., plan to install solar arrays to combat rising electricity costs.

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Building a Better Economy

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Communities across Appalachia are striving to build a more resilient and sustainable economy.

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Exploring Old Growth Forest in Historic Harlan County

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Kentucky’s Harlan County, perhaps best known for its mining history, is also home to a wonderful old-growth forest preserve with several hiking trails.

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Going Caving in West Virginia

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Organ Cave Where: Near Lewisburg, W.Va., in Greenbrier County How to access: The cave has more than 45 miles of mapped passages. Tours are offered year-round, and are by reservation only from November through April.Reservations are recommended May through October.

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Going Caving in Virginia

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Fountain Cave Where: Grottoes, Va., in Augusta and Rockingham counties, adjacent to the more accessible Grand Caverns How to access: While this cave once had walkways, it is now a wild cave ideal for a more adventurous caving experience. Cavers

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