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Last Tree-sitters Removed from Path of Mountain Valley Pipeline

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.


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The Appalachian Voice shifts online-only

We are ceasing the print publication of The Appalachian Voice for the time being due to the impact of the pandemic, but we will continue to publish new stories online. Read more.


An Experiment in Revitalizing Old Mine Sites

A federal grant program aims to bring economic opportunity to long-abandoned mine lands. But as some sites are seeing progress, others are finding more obstacles.


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

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. The Safe Passage group aims to help species large and small thrive in the Pigeon River Gorge, and decrease dangerous accidents for motorists.


N.C. Advocates Call for State Action on Rent, Utility Assistance

In March 8 letters to state officials, activists said that hundreds of thousands of struggling families in North Carolina will remain at risk of eviction and utility shut-offs if further action is not taken before the end of the month.


Ready for the Wild: Rescue Rehabilitates and Releases Young Bears

The Appalachian Bear Rescue in Townsend, Tenn., has saved more than 300 bears from eight different states over the last 25 years.



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