Luke Manget, author of the book “Ginseng Diggers: A History of Root and Herb Gathering in Appalachia,” discusses the complex and impactful history of ginseng and root digging.
The bankruptcy of coal company Blackjewel has exposed many flaws in the current mine cleanup system.
Researchers discussed how climate change will impact health in rural mountain communities during a recent workshop. Spoiler alert: hotter nights, more mosquito- and tick-borne disease, and effects on mental and maternal health.
Blackjewel’s bankruptcy demonstrates how the mine cleanup system is coming undone — and how nearby residents bear the burden when coal companies fail to repair their damage.
Charleston, West Virginia, is home to two Jewish congregations, and the city’s Jewish history stretches back to the early 1800s.
Three women ran the 415-mile route of the Mountain Valley Pipeline over the course of 10 days to protest the project and connect with residents along the pipeline’s path.
For 932 days, tree-sitters at the Yellow Finch site blocked the path of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. The two remaining tree-sitters were extracted by Virginia State Police on March 23 and March 24.
The Appalachian Bear Rescue in Townsend, Tenn., has saved more than 300 bears from eight different states over the last 25 years.
Despite a national coal downturn, mining has not slowed much in Raleigh County, West Virginia, where companies have proposed two new mountaintop removal coal mines.
The Kentucky Natural Lands Trust established the Warbler Ridge Preserve in December, forming a nearly 2,500-acre protected area on Pine Mountain.