Issue 4: Aug/Sept 2016

Growing Up Appalachian

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Cleaning Up A Mess: Coal Ash Across Appalachia

Appalachian states are burdened by millions of tons of toxic coal ash. Without firm federal standards, it's up to states to determine much of the cleanup process — and regional states are taking varying approaches.

Burning Southern Forests to Fuel Europe

The global push for “green” energy has led to clearcutting across the Southeast, where forests are being harvested to fuel Europe’s — and particularly the United Kingdom’s — push to use alternative fuels.

Fueling Cars with Plants- A test case in North Carolina

Though biofuels are most common in the Midwest, the state of North Carolina delved into biofuels research in 2007 before slowing research in 2013. Thus far, the venture hasn't yielded much success.