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North Carolina Seeks Public Comment on Regional Haze Plan

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As North Carolina develops its 10-year plan to reduce haze in national parks and wilderness areas, conservation and health groups allege that North Carolina and other Southeast states are missing key sources of emissions in their analysis.

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Safe Passage Works to Make Interstate 40 Safer for Wildlife and People

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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.

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Giants of the Smokies

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Exploring the old-growth forest at Albright Grove.

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Tangled Up in Kudzu

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The story behind the highly invasive vine that is creeping across the Southeast, and what can be done to stop it.

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Chimney Tops 2 Fire Review Discussed

The U.S. National Park Service released a report detailing causes and contributing factors to last fall’s deadly fire in the Great Smoky Mountains.

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After Massive Wildfires, Region Recovers

Two months after wildfires raged across the Southeast in the fall of 2016, communities in Tennessee and North Carolina are recovering.

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Across the Years: Updates from the Archives

In honor of our 20th anniversary, we looked through The Appalachian Voice archives to identify important topics that we’ve covered over the years and provide updates on where these issues stand today.

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The National Park Service Turns 100

The National Park Service turned 100 years old this summer and celebrations continue throughout the fall.

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Land through the Lens

Photographs of Appalachia’s wild wonders have shaped our relationship with the mountains since the early 20th century, and witnessing the destruction of the region’s land and waters has long stirred residents to defend our natural heritage. – Compiled by Molly

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Trek to the Top of Mt. Cammerer

Enjoy a strenuous 11-mile hike to the top of Mt. Cammerer, located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The hike culminates with a view of the Pigeon River Gorge 3,000 feet below and the opportunity to stroll around the catwalk of the historic fire tower at Mt. Cammerer’s peak.

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