To protect groundwater and community health, coal ash ponds must be cleaned up. But, as communities in Tennessee have learned, safely removing the toxic waste brings its own set of challenges.
Frustrated with constant coal dust, residents of Eunice, West Virginia, asked the state to install an air quality monitoring device in their community. The request was denied.
The rivers and streams of southern Appalachia attract snorkelers with their wide variety of species and beautiful sites.
Richard Walker of Bridging the Gap in Virginia is working to make sure vulnerable communities are not left behind in the green energy transformation.
The bankruptcy of coal company Blackjewel has exposed many flaws in the current mine cleanup system.
By saving native plants from destruction and helping these plants find new homes, the Native Plant Rescue Squad is “helping reconnect people to themselves through the natural world.”
Residents are hopeful after the Bristol Virginia City Council responds to the state Department of Environmental Quality's order to address landfill concerns.
The Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization has a guide to help coal-impacted communities access federal funding opportunities.
Conservation crew members spent 10 weeks creating trails in Southwest Virginia.
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.