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Study Shows Area The Size of Delaware Affected By Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

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An area roughly the size of Delaware has been mined for coal in Appalachia using mountaintop removal, according to a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE. Researchers from Duke University and nonprofit organizations SkyTruth and Appalachian Voices developed an open-source mapping tool drawing on satellite imagery. The new data show the amount of… Read More

Study Finds “Bright Spots” Amid Region’s Poor Health Outcomes

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The Ohio Valley is not known for good health. Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia often rank near the bottom of states in many health rankings. But a new report shows there are “bright spots” in the region where some health measures are better than expected. And a team of health researchers thinks these communities can… Read More

Kasich Blasts Trump Trade Policy

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s Republican governor is blasting President Donald Trump’s tariff battles, which have left some farmers at the annual Ohio State Fair feeling less than festive. Gov. John Kasich says Trump’s imposition of tariffs on products from such allies as Canada under national security grounds was “completely absurd,” and that now the… Read More