A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

Federal and State Agencies Consider New Water Permits for Controversial Pipelines

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Critics of the Mountain Valley Pipeline are calling on Virginia to deny a Clean Water Act certification for MVP. The pipeline’s proposed extension, MVP Southgate, faces several hurdles.

New Clinch River State Park Showcases Biodiversity

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Supporters of Southwest Virginia’s newest state park hope that it will foster a conservation mindset and bring awareness to the Clinch River’s rich biodiversity.

NC Energy Bill Gets Criticism for Cost, Climate-Change Effectiveness

Industrial consumers, environmental advocates and residential ratepayers in North Carolina have voiced concerns over a new energy bill critics say was created with outsized input from Duke Energy.

Creating a Future for Coal-Industry Workers in Clean-Energy Economy

Experts say that coal workers will need wage replacement and retraining to successfully transition to a clean energy economy.

Virginia’s Black Farmers Push Lawmakers to Provide Debt Relief

A slew of lawsuits from white farmers claiming “reverse discrimination” has delayed $4 billion in Covid-19 relief funds intended to forgive loans for farmers of color.

The Significance of the Battle of Blair Mountain, 100 Years Later

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Labor and regional advocates commemorate a pivotal milestone in coal union history.

WV Using Radio Technology to Track Wildlife Migratory Patterns

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources recently installed a system in Monroe County to track the movement of radio-tagged wildlife.

Kentucky Seeks Input on Bacteria in Streams

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The Kentucky Division of Water is accepting public comments through Sept. 3 on their draft plan to address high levels of harmful bacteria in the Licking River and Salt River basins.

River Watchdogs Raise Awareness of Bacteria Levels at Popular Swim Spots

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Cool water, river swim spots and… bacteria? River advocates want to see more water testing and better water quality notification systems.

Ticks: Get to Know Them, and Then Avoid Them

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Climate change has led to an increase in the population and range of these tiny, disease-spreading bloodsuckers.

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