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How the Coal Mine Cleanup System is Failing

A desolate patch of disturbed ground sits as a result of an abandoned surface mine.

The bankruptcy of coal company Blackjewel has exposed many flaws in the current mine cleanup system.

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Interagency Group Aims to Get Federal Funds to Coal Communities

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The Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization has a guide to help coal-impacted communities access federal funding opportunities.

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Virginia Agency Orders Bristol to Address Polluting Landfill

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Residents are hopeful after the Bristol Virginia City Council responds to the state Department of Environmental Quality’s order to address landfill concerns.

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Presence of Needle Ants in the Smoky Mountains Threatens Native Species

Invasive ants in the Smoky Mountains pose a threat to native species in the area.

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How a Pipeline Battle Led an Advocate for Formerly Incarcerated People Into Solar Workforce Development

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Richard Walker of Bridging the Gap in Virginia is working to make sure vulnerable communities are not left behind in the green energy transformation.

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Safe Passage: The I-40 Pigeon River Gorge Wildlife Crossing Project

A series of photographs of various bear, deer and elk roaming in the wild.

A collaborative effort to make the Pigeon River Gorge section of I-40 safer for wildlife and humans is yielding results.

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Solar Panels on Southwest Virginia Schools Signal a Diversifying Economy

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School solar projects demonstrate how Virginia’s coalfield counties are diversifying their economies and energy options with solar power.

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Cultivating an Inclusive Future in the Outdoors

A variety of programs, clubs and organizations aim to support inclusive outdoor recreation that centers people of color.

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Chubs: A key species and a mystery

A gray and green fish carries a stone in its moth, surrounded by smaller red fish

Snorkelers helped to uncover a population of river chubs in an unusual location.

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Final Stage of Blue Grass Chemical Weapons Cleanup Underway

The Blue Grass Chemical-Agent Destruction Pilot Plant began destroying the last type of chemical weapons stored at an Army depot in Kentucky in July with a completion date scheduled for September 2023.

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