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January 2009

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Burning the Future

As even progressive politicians continue to hype coal, citizens of Appalachia marginalized by its devastating production process continue to be ignored. Burning the Future,...

Underground Bluegrass: The Concert Hall in a Cave

The most unique concert hall in the Southeast—if not the world—rests some 300 feet below the Cumberland Plateau and just outside McMinnville, Tenn. Carved...

Flower Power – The Florist Who Saved a City

Faye Bush does not consider herself an activist. Although she’s been branded with Erin Brockovich-type celebrity, she insists her work is all about love and care for a local community in environmental peril. In the 1950s Bush helped organize the Newtown Florist Club (NFC), a group of African American housewives who delivered funeral flowers to the bereaved in her hometown of Gainesville, Ga. Over the years, Bush noticed an increase in the number of people dying from similar illnesses, including lupus and cancer. The deaths were clustered in low-income neighborhoods near industrial factories on the south side of Gainesville.

Hot Tips for Cold Weather

Steve Bair, backcountry wilderness and trails manager for Shenandoah National Park, cites “not being prepared for winter weather” as the most common mistake made by winter campers.

Blue Ridge Briefs – January 2009

Supreme Power The Piedmont Environmental Council and three Virginia counties have appealed a recent Virginia State Corporation Commission decision to approve a new mega-transmission line...

Supreme Power

Supreme Power The Piedmont Environmental Council and three Virginia counties have appealed a recent Virginia State Corporation Commission decision to approve a new mega-transmission line...