A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

Getting Started Gardening

turnip

Make 2020 a year of new growth by starting a garden.

The Lure of Appalachian Trout

trout

A bass fisherman explores the conservation and sport behind trout fishing.

Pristine Waters At Bottom Creek Gorge

Bottom Creek

The Bottom Creek Gorge Preserve in Montgomery County, Va., contains more than 5 miles of trails and the second-highest waterfall in the state.

Bobcats, the Masters of Camouflage

Bobcat

Although prevalent throughout North America, this stealthy animal is scarcely seen by humans.

VA Initiates Bond Forfeiture on Justice-Owned Mines

Virginia regulators initiated bond forfeiture at two coal mines owned by the family of West Virginia Governor Jim Justice. The regulators cited failure to pay penalties and chronic environmental and public safety violations.

Creating Positive Change: A Note from Our Executive Director

Appalachian Voices Executive Director Tom Cormons speaks on the recent coal ash victory in North Carolina and efforts to bring about a nationwide economic transition for coal communities.

Tennessee Extends Mercury Advisory for Nolichucky Fish

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation issued a warning in January against eating certain fish in parts of the Nolichucky River due to mercury contamination.

Endangered Species Rulings Could Impact Energy Projects

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed the protection of 445 stream miles in Central Appalachia in January that serves as habitat for two at-risk aquatic species.

Trump Proposes Major Rollback of Key Environmental Law

The president’s planned changes to the National Environmental Policy Act include eliminating a requirement for agencies to review the cumulative impacts of certain infrastructure projects on climate change.

Virginia Legislature Passes Clean Economy Act

The Clean Economy Act would require Virginia to transition to 100 percent renewable energy and emit no carbon from the power sector by 2050.