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Today’s Solutions: July 15, 2024

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Environmental DNA monitoring is the conservation tool of the future

One in four freshwater organisms are currently at risk of extinction, but saving aquatic species can be more difficult than conserving their land-based counterparts as they are inherently less visible to the human eye and less accessible to researchers. To address this, scientists ​​Marie Read More...

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Why West Virginia’s nursing home vaccine rollout has been so successful

As particularly vulnerable hot spots for covid-19, nursing homes have been prioritized to receive the vaccine, but most states fell short of their goal to vaccinate nursing home residents by Christmas. One outlier, however, is West Virginia. On December 30, the state celebrated the completion of Read More...

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New River Gorge, West Virginia becomes America’s newest national park

As a part of the Covid-19 relief bill that was passed on Dec. 27, lawmakers have created the first national park in the state of West Virginia. New River Gorge, which is located in Fayetteville, has officially changed from a national river to a national park, becoming the nation’s 63rd national Read More...

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How adventure tourism provided a lifeline to struggling coal towns

Although we staunchly support the transition away from coal energy, we cannot ignore the struggles of the many communities that have long relied on coal mining. Fayetteville, West Virginia, is just one of the many towns within Appalachia to be hit hard by the transition from fossil fuels to Read More...