A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

AV's Intern Team

Every year, Appalachian Voices is fortunate to assemble a phenomenal team of rockstar interns from numerous Appalachian and East Coast universities. Enjoy these posts from our interns.

Researchers Discover New Wildflower in SC

The only known population of Shealy’s saxifrage lives at a preserve owned by The Nature Conservancy in Pickens County, South Carolina.

Linville Caverns Spider Could Be North Carolina’s Newest State Symbol

tiny light-brown spider on similarly colored rock

A bill currently in the North Carolina legislature would declare the tiny Linville Caverns spider an official state symbol.

Upcoming Webinar: Environmental Justice on Western Indigenous Land

webinar graphic

The Alliance for Appalachia is hosting a webinar on April 13 to bring solidarity and support to Hopi and Diné people who are facing similar mine reclamation issues in the West.

Tennessee Drafting Public Recreation Plan

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is in the process of developing the state’s 10-year public recreation plan after gathering public input on priorities.

New River Gorge Becomes Newest National Park

New River Gorge Bridge

The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, established in December 2020, is West Virginia’s first national park.

Regional Universities Win EPA Grants For Sustainability Projects

Three universities in Appalachia were among 32 higher education institutions that were awarded grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for projects that include developing water pipes from recycled plastic and researching the air quality impact of exhaled carbon dioxide.

Ready for the Wild: Rescue Rehabilitates and Releases Young Bears

Bear cub

The Appalachian Bear Rescue in Townsend, Tenn., has saved more than 300 bears from eight different states over the last 25 years.

Future is Uncertain for Trump-era Changes to Migratory Bird Treaty Act

Tennessee Warbler

Under the prior administration’s reinterpretation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, companies would not be fined for incidental bird killings that result from events such as oil spills. The Biden administration has blocked the change from going into effect while it seeks more public comment.

Member Spotlight: Russ Moxley

Russ Moxley

River Enthusiast Joins the Appalachian Voices Board

Residents Near Trainyard Discuss Efforts to Study and Solve Coal Dust Problems

Norfolk Southern trail

Regulators are installing air quality monitors in two Eastern Virginia communities that have been beset by coal dust from a Norfolk Southern railyard for years.

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