Appalachia

climate change

The Left Thinks a 'Green New Deal' Could Save Earth and Destroy the GOP

A far-reaching new policy aims to reduce emissions, give everyone jobs, and convince rural voters to side with the Democrats, all at the same time.
Geoff Dembicki
12.7.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

Activists Are Risking Their Lives to Stop Pipelines

From Appalachia to Louisiana, activists have been putting themselves in the path of bulldozers.
VICE Staff
10.17.18
protest

The Quiet but Furious Nationwide War Against Pipelines

From Appalachia to Louisiana, mostly ignored by the media, activists have been putting themselves in the path of bulldozers.
Madeline ffitch
10.11.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The 'Progressive Liberal' Is the Most Hated Man in Wrestling

He calls his nemesis Kyle "Fox News" Maggot and his finishing move the "Liberal Agenda."
Drew Schwartz
6.28.17
50 states of art

A Tattoo Artist Embraces His Appalachian Roots

Tattoo artist John Haywood writes about learning to love his Kentucky heritage.
John Haywood
6.3.17
50 states of art

A Tattoo Artist Embraces His Appalachian Roots

Tattoo artist John Haywood writes about learning to love his Kentucky heritage.
John Haywood
6.3.17
tech

This Kentucky County Is Starting Its Own Broadband Network

Appalachia has a giant internet problem.
Emma Eisenberg
5.10.17
Appalachia

Don't Call Appalachia 'Trump Country' Just Yet

The famously downtrodden, heavily white region fell hard for Donald Trump. Will he deliver?
Mason Adams
4.19.17
VICELAND

In Cash-Strapped Coal Country, a Baseball Rivalry Prevails

Tonight on 'VICE World of Sports,' we head to an impoverished part of Appalachia for a look at two communities that are struggling to make ends meet—but keeping a burning baseball rivalry alive.
VICE Staff
3.29.17
News

Meet Jim Justice, West Virginia's Answer to Donald Trump

The businessman is running for governor on the Democratic ticket as a charismatic outsider who's campaign is based on restoring pride and fixing a broken economy. And he might win.
Donovan Farley
8.18.16
News

What We Know About the Murder of a West Virginia Coal Magnate

The executive who publicly wept after 12 miners were killed at one of his plants in 2006 was found shot to death near his wife's grave.
Allie Conti
5.25.16
Ain't No Grave

A Portrait of Coal Town on the Brink of Death

A failing coal industry has left many residents of West Virginia with few options: move away, die, or try to scrape out a future in an unforgiving economic climate.
Jacob S. Knabb
5.3.16
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