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Mountain Valley Pipeline Safety Issues Continue

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The recent failure of a section of pipe during testing has heightened residents’ long-standing concerns about deteriorated pipe and rushed construction putting their safety at risk.

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How McDowell County, West Virginia, is Addressing its Decades-old Water Problems

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Federal funding and an innovative nonprofit program are key resources McDowell County, West Virginia is using to correct its decades-old problem with access to clean drinking water.

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Bewitched Botany

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Discover the sinister beauty of four toxic plants that call the mystical Appalachian Mountains home: pokeweed, dolls’ eyes, climbing nightshade and jimsonweed.

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Regulators Poised to Update Miners’ Protections from Silica Dust

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Expected new silica dust regulations in mines could combat the rise of black lung disease. However, the effects of an ongoing federal silica enforcement initiative remain unclear.

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No Easy Answers on Coal Ash Cleanup

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To protect groundwater and community health, coal ash ponds must be cleaned up. But, as communities in Tennessee have learned, safely removing the toxic waste brings its own set of challenges.

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Students Push for Campus Climate Action

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College students across the Appalachian region are calling for a host of climate and sustainability initiatives on their campuses.

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The Appalachian Pipeline Resistance Movement: “We’re Not Going Away”

Desiree Shelley

Residents along the paths of the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines have made it clear that fracked-gas projects are not welcome.

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Saving Appalachian Species

The Endangered Species Act plays a crucial role in protecting our region’s wealth of biodiversity — but this bedrock environmental law is under attack.

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Snorkeler Casper Cox Explores Appalachia’s Diverse Freshwater Life

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Snorkeling Appalachia’s rivers and creeks puts adventurers face-to-face with a diverse and colorful array of fish.

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Trailblazers

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Three projects show how mountain biking is helping shape development and protect private lands from pavement in Appalachia.

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