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“It is the best of both worlds. We can save money and care for the environment,” said Father Jonathan Goertz, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Danville, one of the churches joining the effort.
The last of North Carolina’s moratoriums on utility shutoffs expired in August. While Gov. Roy Cooper allocated $175 million in rent and utility bill assistance, consumer advocates say that it won’t be nearly enough.
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Snorkeling Appalachia’s rivers and creeks puts adventurers face-to-face with a diverse and colorful array of fish.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule allows utilities to dump coal ash into unlined pits through April 2021, and some companies may be able to do so for longer.
Four of the sites added by the Tennessee Historical Commission are in the Appalachian region.
Young farmers can have trouble accessing land, and often the direct descendants of older farmers are becoming less interested in taking up the torch. An Ohio program aims to help older farmers with the succession process.
Critics say a plan developed by Kentucky Utilities to address groundwater pollution from an unlined coal-ash pond seeping into Herrington Lake is inadequate.
A partnership between Eastern Kentucky organizations recently brought solar panels — and substantial utility bill savings — to Red Bird Mission.
The Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition, a network of agroforestry stakeholders, received two grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture this spring to continue to revive forest farming as a sustainable development practice.