A Brutal Storm

Just before Christmas, a combination of ice, snow and winds is paralyzing much of the U.S.

#appalachian-region, #christmas, #east-coast-us, #internal-storyline-no, #snow-and-snowstorms, #winter-season

Winter Storm and Bitter Cold Could Disrupt Holiday Travel, Forecasters Say

A storm could make for treacherous conditions for parts of the country leading up to Christmas. Temperatures are also expected to plummet, forecasters said.

#appalachian-region, #christmas, #cold-and-cold-spells, #east-coast-us, #northeastern-states-us, #rocky-mountains, #snow-and-snowstorms, #united-states, #weather

In Appalachia, Margo Miller Leads from “a Place of Courageous Joy”

Ms. Miller’s work has made her one of the most powerful people in philanthropy in a rapidly evolving region that has long been marred by stereotypes.

#appalachian-community-fund, #appalachian-region, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #margo-miller, #philanthropy

Remnants of Nicole to Drench Southeast and Mid-Atlantic

Several inches of rain and potential flooding were expected from the storm, which made landfall in Florida as a hurricane.

#appalachian-region, #east-coast-us, #floods, #hurricane-nicole-2022, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #rain, #weather

Where Tropical Storm Nicole Is Forecast to Bring Heavy Rain

The storm’s remnants will be in New England by Sunday.

#appalachian-region, #east-coast-us, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #new-england-states-us, #northeastern-states-us, #rain, #tropical-storm-nicole

Loretta Lynn Didn’t Pretty Things Up

The country star sang about desire, cheating, heartache and righteous revenge in three-minute vignettes that depicted lives she knew and understood.

#appalachian-region, #coal-miners-daughter-song, #content-type-personal-profile, #country-music, #lynn-loretta

Loretta Lynn, Country Music Star and Symbol of Rural Resilience, Dies at 90

Her powerful voice, playful lyrics and topical songs were a model for generations of country singers and songwriters. So was her life story.

#appalachian-region, #coal-miners-daughter-song, #country-music, #deaths-obituaries, #lynn-loretta, #nashville-tenn, #oliver-vanetta-lynn-jr, #van-lear-rose-album, #you-aint-woman-enough-to-take-my-man-song

In Georgia and the Carolinas, Ian Is Forecast to Cause Heavy Rain and Strong Winds

Weakened but still dangerous, the tropical storm is expected to produce strong winds and heavy rains as it moves north to Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia.

#appalachian-region, #atlanta-ga, #disasters-and-emergencies, #floods, #georgia, #hurricane-ian-2022, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #north-carolina, #rain, #south-carolina, #virginia, #weather, #wind

Federal Government’s $20 Billion Embrace of ‘Climate Smart’ Farming

The techniques are a cornerstone of the Agriculture Department’s approach to addressing a warming planet, but it is unclear whether more widespread deployment of such methods can truly reverse the effects of climate change.

#agriculture-and-farming, #agriculture-department, #appalachian-region, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #environmental-working-group, #global-warming, #vilsack-tom

A Rural Doctor Gave Her All. Then Her Heart Broke.

Physicians suffer one of the highest burnout rates among professionals. Dr. Kimberly Becher, one of two family practitioners in Clay County, West Virginia, learned the hard way.

#anxiety-and-stress, #appalachian-region, #burnout, #community-care-of-west-virginia, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #doctors, #food-insecurity, #heart, #medicine-and-health, #mental-health-and-disorders, #rural-areas, #vaccination-and-immunization, #west-virginia, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

At Old Coal Mines, the American Chestnut Tries for a Comeback

Across Appalachia, scientists and foresters are trying to reintroduce a hybrid version, helping to revive damaged land while also bringing back a beloved tree.

#american-chestnut-foundation, #appalachian-region, #forest-service, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #kentucky, #mines-and-mining, #monongahela-river, #pennsylvania, #west-virginia

Manchin’s Donors Include Pipeline Giants That Win in His Climate Deal

The controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline is one of several projects the senator has negotiated major concessions for, benefiting his financial supporters.

#appalachian-region, #campaign-finance, #center-for-responsive-politics, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #manchin-joe-iii, #marcellus-shale, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pipelines, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #schumer-charles-e, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-politics-and-government, #west-virginia

3 Downpours in 8 Days: How Extreme Rain Soaked the Midwest

Back-to-back deluges swamped Kentucky, Missouri and Illinois. These types of storms are expected to be more frequent and more intense as the planet warms, climate experts say.

#appalachian-region, #floods, #global-warming, #illinois, #kentucky, #missouri, #rain, #st-louis-mo, #weather

Kentucky Flooding: More Heavy Rain Moves In

A storm system moving east across the state may impede efforts to rescue hundreds of people still unaccounted for after severe flooding last week.

#appalachian-region, #charleston-w-va, #deaths-fatalities, #floods, #kentucky, #landslides-and-mudslides, #ohio, #rain, #rescues

Kentucky Flooding: State Braces for More Heavy Rain

A storm system moving east across the state may impede efforts to rescue hundreds of people still unaccounted for after severe flooding last week.

#appalachian-region, #charleston-w-va, #deaths-fatalities, #floods, #kentucky, #landslides-and-mudslides, #ohio, #rain, #rescues

More Flooding Is Expected in Kentucky

Rain was expected to douse parts of eastern Kentucky on Monday, days after dozens of people were killed in flash floods.

#appalachian-region, #floods, #kentucky, #national-weather-service, #rain, #weather

Kentucky: Flooding Leaves 25 Dead as Search for Victims Continues

As the weather clears temporarily in flood-stricken areas of the state, rescuers are still searching for victims. Officials expect the death toll to rise.

#appalachian-region, #deaths-fatalities, #floods, #kentucky, #rain, #rescues, #weather

Death Toll Rises in Devastating Kentucky Flooding

Hundreds of stranded residents were rescued by aircraft and boats, Gov. Andy Beshear said. There is more rain in the forecast.

#appalachian-region, #floods, #kentucky, #national-guard

This Mining Law Is 150 Years Old. We Really Need to Modernize It.

Taxpayers and the environment have been the losers.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #appalachian-region, #coal, #colorado-river, #land-use-policies, #law-and-legislation, #mines-and-mining, #montana, #reclamation-of-land, #rivers, #royalties, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #senate, #trout, #united-states-politics-and-government, #water-pollution

Dozens Unaccounted for After Storms Drench Southwest Virginia

More than 4.5 inches of rain fell on Buchanan County, and dozens were unaccounted for in areas left inaccessible.

#appalachian-region, #buchanan-county-va, #floods, #landslides-and-mudslides, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #rain

Behind the Scenes, McKinsey Guided Companies at the Center of the Opioid Crisis

The consulting firm offered clients “in-depth experience in narcotics,” from poppy fields to pills more powerful than Purdue’s OxyContin.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #appalachian-region, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #consultants, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drug-enforcement-administration, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #endo, #food-and-drug-administration, #johnsonjohnson, #mckinseyco, #opana, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #pain-relieving-drugs, #poppies, #purdue-pharma, #united-states

In Ohio Senate Race, Democrats Pin Their Hopes on the Suburbs

J.D. Vance, the Republican nominee, enters the general election as the favorite. For Representative Tim Ryan, the Democrat, Ohio’s sprawling metro areas offer a possible path to victory.

#appalachian-region, #democratic-party, #elections-senate, #hillbilly-elegy-a-memoir-of-a-family-and-culture-in-crisis-book, #lorain-ohio, #ohio, #republican-party, #ryan-timothy-j-1973, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vance-j-d

Foraging for Ramps With Allan Benton, the King of Country Ham

Every spring, Allan Benton heads to the woods of Tennessee to search for alliums and cook up a creekside feast.

#appalachian-region, #benton-allan-food-executive, #bentons-smoky-mountain-country-hams, #content-type-personal-profile, #flowers-and-plants, #ham

Vermont, Dressed in Snow

For a longtime aerial photographer, snowfall in the Green Mountain State offers a fresh palette of possibility.

#appalachian-region, #drones-pilotless-planes, #photography, #seasons-and-months, #snow-and-snowstorms, #travel-and-vacations, #vermont

Winter Storm Latest: Thousands Left Without Power

On Monday, parts of Pennsylvania and New York State were expected to see the brunt of a winter storm that killed at least two in the South over the weekend.

#appalachian-region, #national-weather-service, #new-york-state, #northeastern-states-us, #pennsylvania, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #snow-and-snowstorms, #southern-states-us, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #weather, #wind

Winter Storm Knocks Out Power Across Southeast

Hundreds of thousands were without electricity on Monday, and federal government offices in the Washington, D.C., area were closed because of the storm.

#appalachian-region, #delaware, #georgia, #maryland, #national-weather-service, #new-jersey, #north-carolina, #roads-and-traffic, #snow-and-snowstorms, #tennessee, #virginia, #washington-dc, #weather

Coming Soon to This Coal County: Solar, in a Big Way

In Martin County, Ky., where coal production has flatlined, entrepreneurs are promising that a new solar farm atop a shuttered mine will bring green energy jobs.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #appalachian-region, #coal, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #kentucky, #mines-and-mining, #solar-energy

Joe Klein Explains How the History of Four Centuries Ago Still Shapes American Culture and Politics

David Hackett Fischer’s “Albion’s Seed,” published in 1989, describes today’s United States with stunning prescience.

#appalachian-region, #books-and-literature, #fischer-david-hackett, #immigration-and-emigration, #new-england-states-us, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #southern-states-us

8 Places to Visit Along Virginia’s Blue Ridge Parkway

With an autumnal ombré and cooler temperatures, fall is prime time for journeying along this Appalachian Mountain roadway.

#appalachian-region, #autumn-season, #blue-ridge-parkway-va, #content-type-service, #hikes-and-hiking, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations, #virginia

Dear Joe Manchin: Coal Isn’t Your State’s Future

Coal’s glory days ended during the Reagan era, and they aren’t coming back.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #appalachian-region, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coal, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #labor-and-jobs, #manchin-joe-iii, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #west-virginia

The Mountain Bike Cure: Exercise, Fresh Air and Fellowship

Thanks to more trails, better bikes and a rise of high-school interest, mountain biking has experienced a meteoric rise of popularity in the past decade. The pandemic added fuel to the fire.

#albuquerque-nm, #appalachian-region, #austin-tex, #bentonville-ark, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #content-type-service, #crested-butte-colo, #cycling-mountain-bike, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #mountain-bike-runtastic-gmbh, #travel-and-vacations, #utah, #whistler-british-columbia

Rural Tennessee’s Vaccine Hesitators

White Republican evangelical Christians remain disproportionately mistrustful about coronavirus inoculations. Here’s what that looks like in one community.

#appalachian-region, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #hoffman-jan, #rural-areas, #tennessee, #vaccination-and-immunization

Can the Biden Agenda Fix Middle America’s Deepest Problem?

One key economic goal is to create the virtuous cycles of innovation and jobs that already occur in many coastal cities.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #appalachian-region, #infrastructure-public-works, #lincoln-neb, #united-states-economy

Faith, Freedom, Fear: Rural America’s Covid Vaccine Skeptics

Resistance is widespread in white, Republican communities like this one in Appalachia. But it’s far more complicated than just a partisan divide.

#appalachian-region, #christians-and-christianity, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #rural-areas, #tennessee, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare

Appalachian Trail Killer Found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity

A judge found James L. Jordan not guilty by reason of insanity in the fatal stabbing of Ronald S. Sanchez Jr. along the trail in 2019.

#appalachian-region, #appalachian-trail, #appalachian-trail-conservancy, #hikes-and-hiking, #james-p-jones, #jordan-james-l, #mental-health-and-disorders, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #sanchez-ronald-s-jr-d-2019, #virginia

Krugman Wonks Out: The China Shock and the Climate Shock

Change is inevitable, but can we cushion the impact on communities?

#appalachian-region, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #coal, #global-warming, #united-states

The Promises to Coal Country Are Familiar, but Can Biden Deliver?

For nearly 60 years, presidents have promised to lift up Appalachia, but many communities remain on the brink.

#appalachian-region, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coal, #kentucky, #labor-and-jobs, #mines-and-mining

This Cheese Is Made for Aging

The latest raw cow’s milk from Meadow Creek is an eight-month aged cheese named for Appalachia.

#appalachian-region, #cheese

‘It’s Embarrassing’: Marjorie Taylor Greene Tests the Limits of Some Voters

In her Georgia district, voters saw Ms. Greene as a conservative voice that would be impossible to ignore. Now the revelation of past social media posts has unsettled some who backed her.

#appalachian-region, #conspiracy-theories, #georgia, #greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #house-of-representatives, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

America’s First Moonshine, Applejack, Returns in Sleeker Style

From the Blue Ridge Mountains to Vermont, new distillers are reviving a drink that vanished during Prohibition, giving it the age and polish of a fine brandy.

#alcoholic-beverages, #appalachian-region, #apples, #catoctin-creek-distilling-co-llc, #cider, #holman-distillery-moravian-falls-nc, #neversink-spirits-port-chester-ny-distillery, #new-york-state, #north-carolina, #prohibition-era-1920-1933, #small-business, #vermont

The Real Meaning of Hillbilly

I left my hometown because I felt alienated from its conservative values. Turns out many in my community had forgotten our progressive roots.

#appalachian-region, #education-k-12, #guthrie-woody, #harlan-county-ky, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #industrial-workers-of-the-world, #mines-and-mining, #organized-labor, #seeger-pete, #tennessee, #united-mine-workers-of-america, #west-virginia

Major Winter Storm Brings Snow, Heavy Rain and Wind to East Coast

Forecasters are watching “a strong storm system” that will cover a long swath of the East Coast, from Georgia to New England.

#appalachian-region, #east-coast-us, #florida, #rain, #snow-and-snowstorms, #wind

Salt-Rising Bread: A Delicious and Nearly Lost Tradition

This yeast-free bread connects us to long-ago bakers and rewards those who are patient with a delicate, cakelike crumb.

#appalachian-region, #bread, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #north-america, #salt, #yeast

New Spirits Rise in Old, Repurposed Churches

For years, attendance rates have dropped and congregations have closed nationwide. But many reused religious spaces are still sanctuaries.

#accidents-and-safety, #alexandria-va, #appalachian-region, #archives-and-records, #arkansas, #art, #audible-com, #bars-and-nightclubs, #bentonville-ark, #caesar-julius, #christian-science, #christians-and-christianity, #clapton-eric, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #duke-university, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #internet-archive, #jesus-christ, #kahle-brewster, #louisiana, #methodist-church, #monae-janelle, #nelson-willie, #new-orleans-la, #newark-nj, #ohio, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rensselaer-polytechnic-institute, #restaurants, #restoration-and-renovation, #roman-catholic-church, #san-francisco-calif, #stained-glass, #states-us, #troy-ny, #united-methodist-church, #wayback-machine, #west-virginia, #wines

Leaf Peeping Is Not Canceled: 6 Drives and Hikes to Try This Fall

From the Berkshires to the Rockies, the vibrant colors of fall are popping, and nothing, not even a pandemic, can stop them. Six writers in six states reveal their favorite drives and hikes.

#appalachian-region, #autumn-season, #berkshires-mass, #cuyahoga-valley-national-park-ohio, #denver-colo, #maine, #nashville-tenn, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations, #trees-and-shrubs, #west-virginia

Using Telemedicine to Treat Opioid Addiction

Getting medication long meant seeing a licensed provider. Now a strategy for evading Covid-19 makes treatment available via the web.

#appalachian-region, #buprenorphine-drug, #columbia-university, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #manhattan-nyc, #medicaid, #mental-health-and-disorders, #naloxone-drug, #new-york-state, #obama-barack, #pennsylvania, #philadelphia-pa, #preventive-medicine, #quarantines, #scranton-pa, #telemedicine, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #williams-zachary-1983

Vacation in the Summer of Covid-19

Traveling during a pandemic requires lots of research, precision planning and a willingness to play by new and very stringent rules. For these writers, it still felt good to get away.

#acadia-national-park-me, #appalachian-region, #camps-and-camping, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #kentucky, #oregon, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #penobscot-bay-me, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #rivers, #road-trips, #santa-ynez-valley-calif, #searsport-me, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings, #wines

Legal and Environmental Setbacks Stymie Pipelines Nationwide

Defeats at three projects reflect increasingly sophisticated legal challenges, shifting economics and growing demands by states to fight climate change.

#american-petroleum-institute, #appalachian-region, #center-for-biological-diversity, #earthjustice, #energy-and-power, #energy-transfer-partners-lp, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #infrastructure-public-works, #keystone-pipeline-system, #natural-gas, #pipelines, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #shale, #supreme-court-us, #texas

Elk Return to Kentucky, Bringing Economic Life

After a concerted reintroduction effort two decades ago, the state is now home to the largest population of elk east of the Mississippi. The animals’ home: reclaimed coal mines.

#animals, #appalachian-region, #coal, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #hunting-and-trapping, #kentucky, #land-use-policies, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #patton-paul-e, #your-feed-science

Why Some State Universities Are Seeing an Influx

The pandemic is giving a new competitive edge to states that have long seen their top students lured away by elite schools.

#appalachian-region, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mcdowell-county-w-va, #montclair-state-university, #new-jersey, #rural-areas, #university-of-kansas, #west-virginia, #west-virginia-university