The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday announced plans to focus conservation efforts for the recovery of two imperiled crayfish species on 210 miles of streams in the southern coalfields of West Virginia and 236 stream miles in adjoining sections of Kentucky and Virginia.
After receiving 1,100 comments opposing a permit to dispose of nearly 600 barrels of brine and other drilling waste daily by injecting it into an inactive well along a Tucker County stream, the state Department of Environmental Protection has agreed to hold a public hearing on the matter.
Finding that attorneys for Don Blankenship presented nothing “to undermine confidence in the jury’s verdict,” a federal district judge on Wednesday refused to throw out the former Massey Energy Co. CEO’s criminal mine safety conviction.
A 2,400 acre logging project in the Monongahela National Forest has been canceled over habitat concerns for the candy darter, a small, colorful non-game fish granted protection under the Endangered Species Act.
HUTTONSVILLE — Rodney Bartgis crouched down, slowly turning over rocks in search of the elusive Cheat Mountain salamander on Central West Virginia’s Gaudineer Knob.
The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday plans to relax rules that govern how power plants store waste from burning coal and release water containing toxic metals into nearby waterways, according to agency officials.
West Virginia University evacuated its Engineering Research Building Tuesday afternoon after a student used something wrong in an experiment, creating an explosive, the school announced.
Only a few months from the next legislative session, and as 2020 elections heat up, state leaders and candidates discussed environmental issues Saturday afternoon.
The nation’s highest court will consider a lower court’s decision that effectively halted the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
In an interview on Fox and Friends last Friday, Gov. Jim Justice told hosts, “If you want pristine air, if you want pristine water, come to West Virginia.” A study released this week contradicts that, though, and reaffirms what many in the state already know: Thousands of people here live ev…
The state Department of Environmental Protection has allowed a bonding company to keep doing work without getting the required approval from the federal government.
MORGANTOWN — Flooding is the greatest threat that stems from climate change, says an expert who studies the field. And it poses a threat to water quality and availability in West Virginia.
The president of the United Mine Workers of America — a union representing coal miners, many of them in West Virginia — sees a future for coal in electricity generation despite concern that coal’s carbon emissions could bring about climate change.
MORGANTOWN — It’s not just storms and wildfires. Climate change also poses a risk to the psychological well-being of people all around the world.
While West Virginia’s state leaders are broaching the issue of climate change by talking about renewable energy and answering students’ questions, the state’s congressional lawmakers aren’t making parallel strides.
Cecil Roberts doesn’t have a beef about climate science and the need to do something about climate change. However, Roberts, president of the United Mine Workers of America, does have a big beef about proposals to curb climate change that he says would cut well-paying American jobs in the co…
The climate crisis is making people sicker — worsening illnesses ranging from seasonal allergies to heart and lung disease.
This story originally appeared in The Nation. It is republished here as part of the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s partnership with Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 220 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story.
The Charleston Gazette-Mail and ProPublica have received a national award for their last year’s investigation into the impact of West Virginia’s natural gas boom on local communities in the state.
Coal miners are struggling, and the federal government isn’t really helping, Cecil Roberts, the international president of the United Mine Workers union, said Wednesday.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — West Virginia’s top economic leaders discussed different ways to develop the state’s economy, ultimately pointing to growth in the petrochemical industry.