Appalshop is a multi-disciplinary arts and education center producing original films, video, theater, music and spoken-word recordings, radio, photography, multimedia, and books in the heart of Appalachia.

Duke University - New Study Documents Cumulative Impact of Mountaintop Mining

Increased salinity and concentrations of trace elements in one West Virginia watershed have been tied directly to multiple surface coal mines upstream by a detailed new survey of stream chemistry. The Duke University team that conducted the study said it provides new evidence of the cumulative effects multiple mountaintop mining permits can have in a river network.

The Jenco Foundation

The Jenco Foundation is a regional foundation founded in 2001 to recognize and support visionary leadership in the 29 counties of Appalachian Ohio and the state of WV.


The Union of Concerned Scientists is a nonprofit science advocacy organization based in the United States. The UCS membership includes many private citizens in addition to professional scientists.


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PO Box 442,
Hamlin WV 25523
Home phone: 304-824-3589
Cell phone: 304-590-6447