Congress has allowed the Abandoned Mine Lands program to expire, and advocates said nationwide on both state and tribal lands, residents face uncertainty over the future of environmental cleanup and economic recovery on lands once used to mine coal.
Cool water, river swim spots and… bacteria? River advocates want to see more water testing and better water quality notification systems.
Faced with the threat of utility disconnection and even eviction in the pandemic, many North Carolinians are forced to decide between essentials.
Museums throughout the region have found creative ways to connect with the public during COVID, both online and offline. And as many museums resume in-person operations, some are planning to keep these popular new programs.
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.
“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.