A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

Mountain Valley Pipeline Safety Issues Continue

The recent failure of a section of pipe during testing has heightened residents' long-standing concerns about deteriorated pipe and rushed construction putting their safety at risk.


Why Appalachia’s Spotted Skunk is so Rare

The eastern spotted skunk was not always as rare as it is today. Find out what researcher Emily Thorne has learned about this master of malodor.


The Peoples' Protector

From fighting the Mountain Valley Pipeline to building a community garden, protecting people is at the heart of Crystal Mello's work.


A Conversation with Archbishop Marcia Dinkins

Archbishop Marcia Dinkins, founder of the Black Appalachian Coalition, talks about creating the space for voices that have often been unheard to be heard.


‘Every Stick:' SWVA Biochar Uses Local Waste to Create Quality Soil

A Southwest Virginia company's biochar product is carbon-negative and has applications in agriculture.



Views and Brews

There’s nothing better than some time on the trail followed by a smooth cup of java or something with a little kick. Enjoy this carefully crafted list of the perfect pairings.


Changes for MVP Southgate Pipeline are Part of a Web of Proposed Methane Gas

“Families and farmers are being asked to sacrifice land, health and peace of mind for projects that are less reliable and affordable than renewables," said Ridge Graham of Appalachian Voices.


Concerns Over Proposed Cumberland Methane Plant and Pipeline

The Tennessee Valley Authority and Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company push ahead with plans for the Cumberland Pipeline amid concerns for the environment, property and public safety.


Lowering Costs for Energy-Efficient Home Upgrades

Tax credits and rebates can help homeowners make energy-efficient upgrades.



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The Appalachian Voice shifts to 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.


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