Southwestern Virginia has a long history of coal mining, but its energy future is a work in progress. A pilot project is underway to transform former coal mines into six, solar electricity plants, in the central Appalachian coalfields.
Scientists agree that trees are an important weapon in the fight against climate change. New forests absorb large amounts of carbon from the atmosphere, but a new study argues people need not plant trees to see a benefit.
Southwest Virginia is home to one of the most wild and diverse natural areas in the country, the Clinch River Basin. An upcoming grant funding opportunity hopes to find people who come up with the best ideas to create more 'nature based economic growth.'