Appalachian mountains

Tucked in the Appalachian mountains of Southern West Virginia, Oceana, is a small, once thriving coal-mining town that has fallen victim to the fast spreading scourge of prescription painkiller Oxycontin. Read more...
In Appalachia, children are 42 percent more likely to have birth defects if they live near a mountaintop removal coal mine... Read more...
Former SC Gov. Mark Sanford claims he's more humble now after "his experience in 2009" and will be willing to reach across the aisle during his first and only debate with Elizabeth Colbert Busch. Read more...
His message was simple and to the point: Love them or leave them, just don't destroy them. On Sunday, working on his beloved Kayford Mountain homeplace, surrounded by nearly 8,000 acres of mountaintop removal devastation that has Read more...