Issue 4: Aug/Sept 2016

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Growing Up Appalachian

The next generation is overcoming barriers to achieve their dreams

Other Top Stories From Issue 4: Aug/Sept 2016

Cleaning Up A Mess: Coal Ash Across Appalachia

Appalachian states are burdened by millions of tons of toxic coal ash. Without firm federal standards, it’s up to states to determine much of the cleanup process — and regional states are taking varying approaches.

Burning Southern Forests to Fuel Europe

The global push for “green” energy has led to clearcutting across the Southeast, where forests are being harvested to fuel Europe’s — and particularly the United Kingdom’s — push to use alternative fuels.

Fueling Cars with Plants- A test case in North Carolina

Though biofuels are most common in the Midwest, the state of North Carolina delved into biofuels research in 2007 before slowing research in 2013. Thus far, the venture hasn’t yielded much success.

Issue 4: Aug/Sept 2016 - Columns

Trailbuilding: Forging New Paths

Trail advocates in Pound, Va., Elizabethton, Tenn., and Wyoming County, W.Va., are working with community members and partners to develop new hiking paths.

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Mistaken Identity: Recognizing the northern water snake

The non-venomous northern water snake is frequently spotted at swimming holes and rivers in Appalachia — and sometimes mistaken for its venomous cousin, the copperhead.

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Vermicompost: Let earthworms green your kitchen

Vermicomposting relies on earthworms to turn kitchen scraps into a rich soil amendment more quickly and with less odor than conventional composting methods.

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Teri Crawford Brown

Conservation Starts at Home By Otto Solberg Teri…

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Politics

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Voter Turnout in the Mountains

Voter turnout for presidential elections has been consistently lower in Appalachia than in the rest of the nation since at least 2004, according to scholars.

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Environmental Votetracker — Aug/Sept 2016

See how Appalachian congressional representatives voted on several environmental issues during June and July 2016.

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