Appalachia is a huge region of the U.S. We primarily focus on the Central Appalachian areas of east Tennessee, east Kentucky, West Virginia, and southwest Virginia.
Bristol, Va. must plan for the site’s permanent closure and follow an expert panel’s suggested improvements. Community members have demanded some of them for months.
It’s been called a ‘once in a generation’ investment in water infrastructure. But the need still far exceeds it.
Air pollution from a Virginia landfill is making residents sick. Officials won’t call it an emergency.
A chemical reaction taking place below the landfill’s surface is emitting harmful gases.
West Virginia promises to be an outdoor recreation destination. But how accessible are its parks and public lands?
Some of the state’s signature destinations and activities are out of reach for many residents with disabilities, and the onus is often on them to…
Some Raleigh County residents don’t want to kill coal — they just want regulators to force the mine next door to stop making them miserable.
As climate change leads to more intense flooding, communities will need to make crucial — and creative — investments to protect themselves.
We sat down with the disaster researcher to discuss her forthcoming book, Disasterology: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the Climate Crisis.
A decade after signing over gas rights, W.Va. Hare Krishna community reflects on its relationship to land
The religious community needed the money from signing gas leases, but it’s a decision that still divides people today.
Coal communities in Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia are struggling to support basic civic services as coal disappears. Federal funding to boost local economies and…
The winter storm revealed the fragility of rural and urban water systems. Biden’s new infrastructure plan could help improve them — but it’s only a…
Many migrant workers and their families rely on the Migrant Education Program to help students access school work. The pandemic has made it even more…
An FDR program to electrify rural America is now beset by expensive coal plants and often-hidebound governing boards, as members clamor for transparency and renewables.