“Waste Wood” For Bioenergy Use Is Misleading

Have you heard biomass companies and foresters say, “Bioenergy only uses waste wood for its renewable energy”? You’re not alone. It’s a common myth that biomass energy is clean, green, and climate-friendly. But what does “waste wood” mean to bioenergy facilities? What are the impacts of these practices on the environment? The Biomass Problem Before […]

Release: Pee Dee Tribe Land Acquisition & Green Tie Award

The Pee Dee Indian Tribe is an Indigenous community. They have historical connections to the Pee Dee River region in the Carolinas. The Tribe recently acquired an impressive 76.91 acres of land. This land includes 53.57 acres of wetlands and 23.34 acres of untouched forest. In partnership with Dogwood Alliance, the Tribe saved 91.91 acres […]

The Consequences of Overriding Cooper’s Farm Act Veto

This June, a fateful decision echoed through North Carolina’s House of Representatives. This set the stage for an environmental crisis with far-reaching ramifications. NC lawmakers chose to override Governor Roy Cooper’s veto of the Farm Act (SB 582). Lawmakers have opened the door for the devastation of invaluable wetlands. The Farm Act: weakens clean water laws […]

7 Interesting Reasons Virginia Opossums Are Totally Awesome

Virginia opossums are truly misunderstood and underappreciated animals. Many people find them to be scary, irksome, or even downright gross. Although they resemble rats, they’re not related in the least bit. They’re often blamed for knocking over trash cans in the middle of the night and being a nuisance. But the truth is, opossums help […]