9 vital questions to ask before embarking on a volunteer vacation
Volunteer vacations are popular with gap-year students, retired seniors, and millions of people in between. Perhaps you’re just starting to travel again, for the first time in a long time, considering the pandemic, and you’re thinking about a volunteer vacation.
Controversial mining operation ignoring orders to halt
A Tennessee gravel and sand mining operator has been ignoring a cease and desist letter for months, and opponents say its continued construction on the banks of North America's most biodiverse river may already be harming wildlife. The Duck River in Middle Tennessee has the most species of any river on the continent, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Assistant Chief of Biodiversity Pandy Upchurch said, with at least 151 species of fish and 55 species of mussels including eight federally endangered species. The operators received some permits, including from the Tennessee Department of Conservation and Environment, but withdrew their application for a permit from the Tennessee Valley Authority, which controls that river system.news.yahoo.com
Volunteer group helps low-income families celebrate Thanksgiving
Volunteer group helps low-income families celebrate Thanksgiving Volunteer organization Martha's Table is making sure 2,200 families have all the supplies they need for a nutritious Thanksgiving. CBS News' Kylie Atwood reports.cbsnews.com