: News

Filed Under:

Development Threatens Appalachian Trail

Play associated audio

By Bill Redlin

The National Parks Conservation Association says development threatens the Appalachian Trail, and a new report says more must be done to protect it.

The association says the threats also include quarries, wind farms, racetracks and illegal all-terrain vehicle use. It says decisions about development should consider the trail's fragile nature. But the group that maintains the trail says that is a daily challenge.

Appalachian Trail Conservancy director Dave Startzell says something that runs north-south for almost 2,200 miles is bound to get in somebody's way. He says conservationists aren't trying to be the Great Wall of China, but they do hope to influence the siting and design of projects when they can.

NPR

How Percy Shelley Stirred His Politics Into His Tea Cup

In 19th century Britain, keeping sugar out of tea became a political statement against slavery. The sugar boycott was no easy choice for the radical poet, who hated slavery but loved tea.
NPR

How Percy Shelley Stirred His Politics Into His Tea Cup

In 19th century Britain, keeping sugar out of tea became a political statement against slavery. The sugar boycott was no easy choice for the radical poet, who hated slavery but loved tea.
NPR

Just How Arbitrary Is Fox's 10-Person GOP Debate Cutoff?

The top 10 candidates, as determined by Fox's analysis of polls, will debate Thursday. But even when you average polls together, it's tough to tell the difference between the lower-ranked hopefuls.
NPR

Sexist Reactions To An Ad Spark #ILookLikeAnEngineer Campaign

After being surprised by online responses to her appearance in a recruiting ad, engineer Isis Wenger wanted to see if anyone else felt like they didn't fit a "cookie-cutter mold."

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.