In rural east Tennessee and Kentucky, community networks and mutual aid efforts are supporting vulnerable people who need transportation, internet access, and food.
A chaotic coal company bankruptcy last year left a father and son out of work. Months later, they say getting out of the industry was a blessing.
Residents say flooding emergencies highlight the urgency of long-overlooked regional needs like infrastructure investment.
Minden residents are still searching for answers about PCB contamination while a new outdoor recreation economy is being built around them.
Lessons from environmental and economic restoration efforts in the Ruhr Valley could help usher Appalachia into a new era.
The bankruptcy could signal a new environmental and economic crisis in central Appalachia, where many coal companies have failed to reclaim former mine sites.
Sharp drops in coal severance tax revenue have led to a massive funding gap for education, infrastructure, and law enforcement.