West Virginia

Confluence

5 Reasons This Should Be the Next National Monument

Our public lands are under threat. From the takeover of Malheur National Refuge, to land seizures out west, to gas pipelines fragmenting the east, it’s been a rough couple of …

The Eastern hellbender

Three Steps to Supercharge Your Bedtime Stories with Wildlife

It waits in the dark, beady-eyed and skulking under the shadow of a flat river rock. Wrinkled, murky gray-green-brown, the beast oozes slime in the shallows, ready to lunge at …

NWF and West Virginia Rivers Coalition Act to Protect West Virginia’s Mountains and Streams

National Wildlife Federation and its West Virginia affiliate West Virginia Rivers Coalition joined five other local, regional and national groups in filing a notice of intent to sue the U.S. …

(Photo credit: Vivian Stockman)

Federal Government Investigates West Virginia’s “Lawless” Regulation of Coal Mining

Charleston, West Virginia’s largest city and capital, has just begun to reopen after a coal processing chemical storage facility spilled into the Elk River, rendering the city’s water unusable for …

West Virginia's Elk River, key drinking water source & sport-fishing haven (Flickr/J. Stephen Conn)

Coal Chemical Spill Fouls West Virginia’s Elk River

Jennifer's Mountain Hero Photo Petition

Stand with Heroes Fighting for Appalachian Mountains

Standing on top of another decapitated mountain

Saving the Appalachians from Mountaintop Removal Mining

No Fracking Way: Protecting Our Public Lands, Wild Places and Wildlife

Great Outdoors America Week is September 19 -22 this year, but every day is an opportunity to appreciate the beauty of our public lands, wild places and wildlife. George Washington …

Photo credit: Vivian Stockman

Kissing Cousins vs. Coal: Mining Industry Lawyers Clarify Comments on Inbreeding and Birth Defects in West Virginia

Folks living near mountaintop removal mining operations may be at greater risk for birth defects according to a new study by West Virginia University (WVU) researchers. According to co-author Michael …

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Coal, Kids and America’s Classrooms

I bet you remember the powerful and persistent Julia Roberts in the Oscar-winning “Erin Brockovich” who is an impelling force behind the largest medical settlement lawsuit in history around the …

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