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Eastern Cougar Declared Extinct

The eastern cougar, a subspecies of the North American cougar that once roamed much of the Eastern United States and parts of Canada, was officially declared extinct in February.


In Memoriam

Since Europeans arrived, excessive hunting and deforestation has led to the demise of a number of Appalachian creatures. Carolina Parakeet The only parrot native to the United States favored old forests along rivers. Farmers saw it as a despised agricultural


On The Fringe of Life

A Tour of Appalachia’s Biodiverse Frontier By Molly Moore Crouch Knob in Randolph County, W. Va., might be home to the largest remaining cluster of running buffalo clover in the world. As its name suggests, this particular clover once flourished


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