The farmers working to build West Virginia’s local meat economy know that their fate relies on the success of the entire local meat ecosystem.
Erin L. McCoy
Sevier County, Tenn., diverts 70 percent of waste from landfills—and it's becoming more efficient all the time.
Residents fear that coal-contaminated water is seeping into their wells. But a lack of evidence is stalling action.
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.
Recent studies suggest that coal mining affects the health of everyone who lives nearby—not just those who work in the mines.
Produce auctions are getting fresh vegetables into food deserts, building community, and helping rural farmers earn a living.
Hungry for okra, collards, and trout? In Appalachia, you can now get all your soul food cravings from local farmers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Educators across the country are finding millions of dollars in savings through cheap and simple forms of renewable energy.