Virginia Tech Study Explores Lack Of Water Access In Appalachian Communities

It’s an old story in Appalachia: failing water systems leaving people afraid to drink from their taps. Now, Virginia Tech researchers are putting numbers behind the stories with a study of water inequality in McDowell County, West Virginia.

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Dementia And The Holidays And WVU Project Includes Students In Acid Rain Research, This West Virginia Morning

On this West Virginia Morning, we learn how a project at WVU studying the environmental effects of acid rain in the Fernow Experimental Forest in Tucker County is inviting local students to participate, and we explore ideas for including loved ones with dementia into holiday celebrations.

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Giant Plant May Help Recovery Of Mine Lands

A WVU researcher is studying a plant that can help restore surface mine lands by creating missing topsoil and capturing carbon out of the air and storing it underground. The above ground plants can also be used as biomass which can be turned into biofuels or even particle board. 

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Research Project Examines Extended Family Dementia Caregiving

A group at the Center for Gerontology at Virginia Tech is researching extended family members who become dementia caregivers throughout central Appalachia. They want to understand how these caregivers moved into that role. 

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