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Maryland: Youghiogheny

Kayaker paddles through rapid

Youghiogheny River Location: The Youghiogheny is a 132-mile tributary of the Monongahela River. It begins in West Virginia, flowing through Maryland’s Garrett County and the town of Oakland before entering Pennsylvania. How to access: The Youghiogheny has several public access


States Tackle Environmental and Energy Issues

With state legislative sessions underway across Appalachia, here are some energy and environmental bills to keep an eye on.


VA County Bans Fracking, Maryland Close Behind

Augusta County, Va., became the first county in the commonwealth to ban fracking, and the state of Maryland is close behind.


Thousand Cankers Disease Hits East Tennessee

By Meredith Warfield Black walnut trees are dying in Morgan and Rhea counties of eastern Tennessee. The culprit, according to a Tennessee Department of Agriculture announcement made this November, is Thousand Cankers Disease. The disease is a recent phenomenon in


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