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New Clinch River State Park Showcases Biodiversity

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.


Ticks: Get to Know Them, and Then Avoid Them

Climate change has led to an increase in the population and range of these tiny, disease-spreading bloodsuckers.


River Watchdogs Raise Awareness of Bacteria Levels at Popular Swim Spots

Cool water, river swim spots and... bacteria? River advocates want to see more water testing and better water quality notification systems.


Virginia's Black Farmers Push Lawmakers to Provide Debt Relief

A slew of lawsuits from white farmers claiming "reverse discrimination" has delayed $4 billion in Covid-19 relief funds intended to forgive loans for farmers of color.


NC Energy Bill Gets Criticism for Cost, Climate-Change Effectiveness

Industrial consumers, environmental advocates and residential ratepayers in North Carolina have voiced concerns over a new energy bill critics say was created with outsized input from Duke Energy.



Creating a Future for Coal-Industry Workers in Clean-Energy Economy

Experts say that coal workers will need wage replacement and retraining to successfully transition to a clean energy economy.


Striking Alabama Miners Are Done Playing Nice

Hundreds of UMWA miners remain on the picket line at the Warrior Met Coal mine.


Kentucky Seeks Input on Bacteria in Streams

The Kentucky Division of Water is accepting public comments through Sept. 3 on their draft plan to address high levels of harmful bacteria in the Licking River and Salt River basins.


WV Using Radio Technology to Track Wildlife Migratory Patterns

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources recently installed a system in Monroe County to track the movement of radio-tagged wildlife.



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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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