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Residents Near Trainyard Discuss Efforts to Study and Solve Coal Dust Problems

Regulators are installing air quality monitors in two Eastern Virginia communities that have been beset by coal dust from a Norfolk Southern railyard for years.


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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.


New Preserve on Pine Mountain Connects Protected Areas

The Kentucky Natural Lands Trust established the Warbler Ridge Preserve in December, forming a nearly 2,500-acre protected area on Pine Mountain.


Cooperative Connectivity: Some Electric Co-ops Aim to Meet the Broadband Challenge

Nearly a quarter of rural Americans don't have access to reliable high-speed internet. Powell Valley Electric Cooperative and others are working to change this.


Southeast Ski Resorts Reckon with Sustainability and Climate Change

As Southeast ski resorts upgrade their snowmaking equipment, many are finding that the investment isn't just good for business  — it's helped to slash energy consumption and water use.


Bankruptcy Proposal Would Dodge Mine Cleanup Laws

As the Blackjewel bankruptcy continues, the responsibility to reclaim mine sites and workers' compensation for past medical bills are still major issues.



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