Judith Riffe of the Wyoming County Black Lung Association uses her quilt-making talents to fundraise for the chapter and is spearheading the installation of a statue to bring attention to the role of women miners.
A Pittsylvania County community is urging the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board to deny a permit for Mountain Valley Pipeline’s proposed Lambert Compressor Station, which would pressurize and pump natural gas, emitting air pollution in the county’s historically Black Banister District.
After the first settlement of its kind in North Carolina capping limits on emissions from a biogas plant in Sampson County, environmental advocates hope the agreement sets the stage for stricter statewide regulation of the processing of animal waste from concentrated feeding operations into fuel or biogas.
Congress and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could soon take steps to protect communities from an incredibly common but little-known family of man-made chemicals that have been accumulating in waterways and in people's blood for decades.
Charleston, West Virginia, is home to two Jewish congregations, and the city's Jewish history stretches back to the early 1800s.
Supporters of Southwest Virginia's newest state park hope that it will foster a conservation mindset and bring awareness to the Clinch River's rich biodiversity.
Labor and regional advocates commemorate a pivotal milestone in coal union history.
Cool water, river swim spots and... bacteria? River advocates want to see more water testing and better water quality notification systems.
Organizing a river or lake cleanup is a fun, effective way to improve local water quality and make a tangible difference. Three river cleanup pros share their tips!
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.