Appalachia flattened by as much as 40 percent by mining practices
February 13, 2016, 5:51 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
Mountaintop removal mining is one of the most destructive forms of resource extraction, and it's taking its toll.
Ashley Judd won't challenge Mitch McConnell's Senate seat
March 28, 2013, 10:11 a.m. by Michael d'Estries
After months of careful consideration, actress says her 'responsibilities and energy' need to be focused on family.
Photos: Historic coal town faces modern-day threat
April 21, 2012, 10:03 a.m. by Catie Leary
The historic Appalachian coal mining town of Lynch, Ky, is just a few dozen miles away from two mountaintop removal operations.
Kennedy: Coal companies subvert democracy
May 31, 2011, 9:57 a.m.
Video: Environmentalist Robert Kennedy Jr. and activists are fighting to save West Virginia's Coal River Mountain from major coal corporations that practice mountain top removal. A new documentary, 'The Last Mountain,' documents the struggle.
After mountaintops are stripped bare, only graves remain
May 13, 2011, 3:40 p.m.
Video: Coal helped create communities throughout Boone County, West Virginia, years ago but now mountaintop removal mining may be demolishing more than just mountains throughout the region.
'The Dark Lord of Coal Country'
December 14, 2010, 11:52 a.m.
Video: Rolling Stone's Jeff Goodell joins 'Morning Joe' to discuss former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship and examining his role in the worst mining disaster in 40 years.
My old Kentucky home: Threatened by mountaintop removal
July 10, 2010, 6:18 a.m. by OnEarth Magazine
Ashley Judd wants you to take a stand against a destructive coal mining practice that is transforming the Appalachians.
Senator Byrd's death brings uncertainty to environmental issues
June 28, 2010, 5:25 p.m. by Andrew Schenkel
Robert Byrd's death will create a void that may directly affect environmental policy.
Coal comfort: Margaret Palmer on 'Colbert Report'
January 20, 2010, 4:32 p.m.
Video: Margaret Palmer, professor of biology at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Studies, believes there's a better way to mine for coal than blowing the tops off mountains.
Mountaintop removal: Battle for the mountains
August 7, 2009, 4:55 p.m.
While activists against mountaintop removal grow, miners of the region defend their practices as a way of life.
Restoration no fix for mountains destroyed by coal mining
July 28, 2009, 4:50 p.m. by Stephanie Rogers
Federal law requires mining companies to restore strip mines to their original condition, but many don't bother.