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Report: Blue hydrogen hype not backed up by science

According to new research, making hydrogen from natural gas, so-called “blue hydrogen,” is not much better than burning fossil fuels, and would waste billions in federal government spending while worsening climate change.

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Fraud Allegations in Ohio Public Lands Fracking Controversy

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As Ohio moves forward with leasing public lands for oil and gas fracking, there are allegations that supporters filed fraudulent letters in favor of these leases — using real Ohioans’ identities without their consent.

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Greenbrier River Watchdogs Alarmed as Mountain Valley Pipeline Drills

Heavy equipment and vehicles are seen in a fenced off area of disturbed land next to a river.

Local residents and water protectors are concerned about pollution and safety risks as boring for the Mountain Valley Pipeline begins beneath West Virginia’s Greenbrier River.

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How Home Repairs Enable Energy Efficiency Upgrades

A man in a white shirt with his back to the camera uses a flexible tube to blow insulation into an attic.

Funding for a Virginia program that helps low-income residents repair their homes and receive energy-efficiency upgrades is at risk.

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Finding Higher Ground From Floods

An aerial photo shows muddy water overflowing the banks of a river and flooding a town in a Kentucky valley.

As catastrophic floods increase in frequency and severity, state governments, nonprofits and local communities have been diving into the questions surrounding flood recovery and mitigation.

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What Can the New Clean Energy Programs Do For You?

Our guide breaks down what the new clean energy programs can do for your home, business and community.

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Challenges Remain For Mountain Valley Pipeline

Mountain Valley Pipeline pipes litter the ground along the pipeline in front of a Virginia home.

In 2022 and 2023, opponents of the Mountain Valley Pipeline have witnessed a number of victories and setbacks.

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Special Sections Along the Appalachian Trail

A waterfall cascades over rocks down a forested hillside.

We asked folks which sections of the Appalachian Trail are their favorites, and here’s what we found!

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Chasing the Light of Bioluminescence

Bright yellow, green and blue squiggles of lightweave through a dark, forest floor.

Something enchanting lives in Appalachia’s forests. From green glows to bright sparks, bioluminescent lights glow in the summer nights.

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Indigenous Couple Fights For Social And Environmental Justice

A crowd of Indigenous people, some dressed in traditional clothing or carrying banners, walk along a road behind a woman carrying a vessel of water.

The nonprofit organization 7 Directions of Service is working to protect the rights of people and nature.

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