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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...
We’re bringing you this story about the ivory billed woodpecker today through our friendship with Thomas Fraser at Hellbender Press, the coolest environmental journal in the East Tennessee Valley. Enjoy the article, and explore their...
This year is far from over, but the number of people believed to have died in Knox County from drug overdoses in 2021 has now surpassed the previous annual record, authorities said. As of Wednesday, the...
For the second time in a week, Zoo Knoxville has lost one of its most popular residents. Milo, a 22-year-old American black bear, was euthanized by his keepers on Thursday, Zoo officials said. “Milo delighted our guests...
Jimmy, an African lion who spent his entire life in the hills of East Tennessee, died Friday at Zoo Knoxville. Jimmy, who was 15 years old, was euthanized due to age-related health problems, according to Zoo...
It’s been 39 days since Tammy Billingsley last heard her son’s voice, felt him squeeze her hand, or even looked into his eyes. It’s been 39 days since Jevon, a student at Knox County’s Ridgedale School,...
A sharp increase in hospitalizations and deaths due to COVID that started in mid-July has only continued to grow, according to data presented at the Knox County Advisory Board of Health board meeting held Wednesday.  Deaths...
The COVID-19 pandemic threatens more than just people — it can also spread to other mammals, causing severe illness or even death. The good news is the same treatment that protects humans can also keep our...
Editors Note: This report is a collaboration with East Tennessee’s best environmental publication, Hellbender Press. You can check out their coverage and contact their editor, Thomas Fraser, at https://hellbenderpress.org.  A coalition of environmental groups who joined forces to...
The local death toll from the COVID pandemic reached a grisly plateau on Tuesday as it was announced that 15 people had died from the disease in Knox County in a 24-hour period.  According to the...