This article was written by S. Heather Duncan of Hellbender Press. GATLINBURG — Ants scurry beneath the carpet of last year’s leaves in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The native ants are busy spreading the...
Thanks to the epidemic of opiate addiction and associated street violence, the death toll from the Drug War in Knoxville and Knox County is continuing its seemingly inexorable rise, statistics show. In fact, the number of...
This article was written by Jamie Satterfield of Tennessee Lookout For two months, teams of workers had been toiling around the clock to clean up a colossal spill of toxic coal ash unleashed in East Tennessee...
This article was written by Brett Kelman of Tennessee Lookoutand Hannah Norman of Kaiser Health News Emma Moore felt cornered. At a community health clinic in Portland, Oregon, the 29-year-old nurse practitioner said she felt...
When Knox County Schools students return to classes next week, they’ll no longer be required to wear face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Although the divisive political and legal battle over masks has yet...
This article was written by Anita Wadhwani of Tennessee Lookout The Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners voted Tuesday to delete from a government website the text of a policy that warns doctors they could face discipline...
This article was written by Anita Wadhwani of Tennessee Lookout A controversial plan by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officials to clearcut forest in a popular hunting, hiking and recreation area in order to create habitat...
This article was written by Sam Stockard of Tennessee Lookout Gov. Bill Lee said Friday he agrees with the Tennessee Comptroller’s decision to suspend exemptions from the state’s new COVID-19 law in spite of concerns raised...
When one thinks of a species considered “exotic” and invasive to Tennessee, their first thoughts are normally of something like the Japanese beetle, the emerald ash borer, or even wild hogs.  What usually doesn’t come to...
This article was written by our buddy, Thomas Fraser, at East Tennessee’s coolest environmental journal, Hellbender Press. Check out the link below for more news about the environment, conservation and the great outdoors! A group of...