A new coalition aims to improve safety for wildlife and humans alike along a curvy section of Interstate 40 near Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where vehicle collisions with bear, deer and elk are on the rise. The Safe Passage group aims to help species large and small thrive in the Pigeon River Gorge, and decrease dangerous accidents for motorists.
“Any day you see a hawk is a good day,” says longtime hawk watcher Bill Haley. During peak migration season, lucky hawk watchers in Appalachia may see thousands of hawks in a single day.
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.
The Art Appalachia: 2020 exhibit features various works from 36 artists across nine states within Appalachia. Though the medium, subjects and inspiration are all different, each piece is bound to the one next to it by an essence unique to the region.
There seems little question that the 2020 general election is the most challenging to run in American history. Across Appalachia, those responsible for running the elections appear to be rising to the challenge.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule allows utilities to dump coal ash into unlined pits through April 2021, and some companies may be able to do so for longer.