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The Ugly Side of Climate-Changing Coal

We feel uncomfortable looking at pictures like this, don’t we?  We didn’t directly destroy this mountain and its ecosystem and pollute the water nearby.  We didn’t directly contribute to fossil-fueled climate change.  We just turned on a light switch. Revisit this story of mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia and hear the voices speaking up for […]

Continue Reading By on March 12, 2014 in air, Appalachia, climate change, coal, MTR

Viewing Mountaintop Removal Mining Devastation in Appalachia

View of Mountaintop Removal Mining Site from Black Mountain Looking straight down into it, the scene reminded me of a childhood picture of hell based on something I’d heard in Sunday school class.  Something about a pit and desolation and being devoid of life. “As Christians, this is the opposite of stewardship. This is foolishness […]

Continue Reading By on April 30, 2013 in Appalachia, babies, children, environment, family, green, health, MTR, parenting, pregnancy, sustainable