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Dirty Dancing’s Disappearing Lake
Skip Watts and George Stephenson, Radford University
Water is disappearing from the lake where Dirty Dancing was filmed. Researchers are are trying to figure out why.
Planning for Sea Rise
Ray Toll, Old Dominion University
The White House has chosen Old Dominion University to lead a pilot project to create a plan for the coming sea rise.
Behind the Big Game Reserves
Stephen Macekura, Indiana University
The earliest environmentalists weren’t tree-huggers; they were hunters and colonialists. We trace the relationship between African conservation and colonialism.
Horror in the Hills
Emily Satterwhite, Virginia Tech
We take a look at two very different images of Appalachia: the pastoral, small towns of literature and the often violent cannibals of horror films.
James Allison, Christopher Newport University
Early struggles between Native Americans and the U.S. government centered on gold claims. Now the tension centers on the new black gold—coal.
Barbara Ellen Smith, Virginia Tech
In the mid-90s, Latino immigrants started to migrate to smaller towns in the South. The new Appalachia includes chicken enchiladas and tamales.
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