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Appalachian Mountains

Wild Berries: A Lesson in Ripening

Mel Sellick | Posted 08.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mel Sellick

When did we last consider wild berries? On a visit to a new trail I've never been before, I begin seeing them stretch and grow, exploding with potent...

Visit a Part of France You've Never Heard of (PHOTOS)

Laura Lippstone | Posted 05.31.2016 | Travel
Laura Lippstone

Imagine a trip to France where you don't have to sweat the red eye across the ocean. That's because this place is much closer to the Empire State Building than the Eiffel Tower.

Kayak the Appalachians and Protect Mother Earth With the Sierra Club

Fathom | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel

The main goal is to get people out into the North Carolina Mountains and do work that improves the amazing experience of being on the lake. It's a beautiful place and a popular spot for many grassroots environmental organizations.

In Response to The Atlantic Feature "Life in the Sickest Town in America"

Whitney Caudill | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact
Whitney Caudill

Ms. Khazan, who lives in Washington, D.C., subtitles her piece with this sentence: "I drove from one of the healthiest counties in the country to the least healthy, both in the same state." The town she bills as the sickest town in the country is my hometown - Grundy, Virginia.

Isaiah Cooper Shares Life On The Appalachian Trail

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 09.02.2014 | Green

Vine user Isaiah Cooper posted his first trail Vine when he started a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail four months ago. Since then he's entertained ...

Faith in Appalachia: A Lesson in Storytelling

Rob Lee | Posted 10.02.2013 | Religion
Rob Lee

Faith is the frontier land of our existences in that faith calls us to go, to journey, to explore, to remind ourselves of what we consider important and valuable. Faith is that land just beyond the ridge that yearns for us to explore it.

Sonia Barkat Loves Fairmont, West Virginia

Love Letters | Posted 12.17.2012 | Travel
Love Letters

Sitting down at a table in the corner, it would be easy to conclude that this was a small tavern in Italy with an odd obsession with West Virginia University athletics.

Appalachia by Any Other Name

Ed Hooper | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Ed Hooper

"Appalachia" is no longer the heritage-derived place name coined by European explorers or the designation famed author Washington Irving once suggested as a replacement for North America. The word now represents systemic failure and poverty in the national lexicon.

Ordinary Citizens Fight Big Coal in The Last Mountain

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 02.11.2012 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Featuring citizen activists fighting for clean air and water against entrenched interests and corporate dollars, the documentary combines backstory, statistics, and human interest to explain more fully the narrative of where our electricity comes from.

Kentucky Journey

Brad Rothschild | Posted 10.26.2011 | Business
Brad Rothschild

My real reason for going to Kentucky was because I wanted to see what happens when a town outlives its usefulness to the global economy; to get a better grasp of human cost of the decline of American industry.

Hooked On Virginia's Crooked Road

Lea Lane | Posted 09.20.2011 | Travel
Lea Lane

Interested in fiddle and banjo music, crafts, galleries, small towns and Americana? You'll find them on The Crooked Road, about 250 miles along Virginia's southwest corner.

Help Thy Neighbor

Amy Guerrieri | Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics
Amy Guerrieri

Going to Martin County is a little like stepping back in time: beautiful Appalachian Mountains and a rural landscape, but the poverty in the area is staggering -- some local residents don't have electricity or plumbing; outhouses are often seen.

Hellbender Foot Reveals Power of Photography

David Mizejewski | Posted 06.02.2011 | Green
David Mizejewski


Sundance: Rage, Outrage, and a Vision

Larry Beinhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Larry Beinhart

On every level, coal mining and burning coal for energy is destructive. Watch the film to be outraged. And to be inspired.

Starting a Business Begins With Exit Planning and a Buy-Sell Agreement

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Charlie Spence's advice to prospective small-business owners is to visualize your exit before you start. But even if you are already in business, it is not too late plan your exit.

Yim Yames, Ben Sollee And Daniel Martin Moore Lead Brooklyn Through Appalachia And New Orleans With Their Appalachian Voices Tour

Matt Draper | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Matt Draper

The surroundings were decidedly Brooklyn, but Friday's Appalachian Voices show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg sounded like a good old-fashioned tri...

Foraging for Wild Ramps and Incredible Flavor

David Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Becker

Wild ramps are a delicate plant with a strong garlic flavor. One of the last truly seasonal foods available in North America, they go by many names including wild leek, ramson, and ail de bois.

Time-Lapse Shows Mountaintop Mining Depleting Forests Over 25-Year Period (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A series of satellite views of a Boone County, West Virginia coal mine in the Appalachian Mountains, taken from 1984 to 2009, offer scientists much-ne...

Bomb Appalachia (and Face the Music)

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

Theirs is a coast-to-coast campaign to save Appalachia's mountains and streams -- and Appalachians' homes, jobs, and culture -- from the devastating coal mining practice known as mountaintop removal.