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The Coal Workers You Didn't Know Existed—And Why They May Be At Risk
The Coal Workers You Didn't Know Existed—And Why They May Be At Risk
Thousands of workers may be at risk of chronic disease from the chemicals used to process coal—including MCHM, which recently contaminated the drinking water of nearly 300,000 West Virginia residents.
Posted May 08, 2014
West Virginians Raise Alarm as Research Links Coal Mining to Cancer, Birth Defects
West Virginians Raise Alarm as Research Links Coal Mining to Cancer, Birth Defects
Recent studies suggest that coal mining affects the health of everyone who lives nearby—not just those who work in the mines.
Posted Feb 26, 2014
How a Fruit and Vegetable Auction in Rural Ohio Helps Appalachian Farmers Thrive
How a Fruit and Vegetable Auction in Rural Ohio Helps Appalachian Farmers Thrive
Produce auctions are getting fresh vegetables into food deserts, building community, and helping rural farmers earn a living.
Posted Jan 13, 2014
Mountain Grown: Appalachia's New Local Food Economy
Mountain Grown: Appalachia's New Local Food Economy
Hungry for okra, collards, and trout? In Appalachia, you can now get all your soul food cravings from local farmers.
Posted Aug 21, 2013
Building a Solar Economy: 4 Lessons from Hawaii
Building a Solar Economy: 4 Lessons from Hawaii
Hawaii generates more of its power from the sun than any other state. Here’s what the rest of us can learn from the obstacles that came up along the way and and what’s being done to overcome them.
Posted Apr 11, 2013
What’s Cheaper than Solar, Slashes Carbon Emissions, and Creates Jobs in Kentucky?
What’s Cheaper than Solar, Slashes Carbon Emissions, and Creates Jobs in Kentucky?
Having an energy-efficient home saves the owners money, but they often procrastinate on improvements. When energy companies in Kansas and Kentucky figured out a way to sweeten the deal, the results brought good news for homeowners, contractors, and for the planet.
Posted Feb 04, 2013
How I Survived Breaking Up with My Car
How I Survived Breaking Up with My Car
Erin McCoy tells the story of how she gave up driving, despite her love for cars, and examines the challenges facing drivers who don't live in cities.
Posted Dec 14, 2012
5 Ways the Space Program Helps Us Fight Climate Change
5 Ways the Space Program Helps Us Fight Climate Change
From tracking glaciers to predicting crop failure to figuring out how to store solar energy in molten salt, NASA has produced some of our best tools in the fight against climate change.
Posted Nov 30, 2012
Net Zero’s Net Worth: How Renewable Energy Is Rescuing Schools from Budget Cuts
Net Zero’s Net Worth: How Renewable Energy Is Rescuing Schools from Budget Cuts
Educators across the country are finding millions of dollars in savings through cheap and simple forms of renewable energy.
Posted Nov 05, 2012

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