Is Biomass a Good or Bad Investment?

Biomass is sometimes called bioenergy, wood pellets, woody biomass, and more. Biomass means burning wood and other organic materials to produce energy in power plants. Governments incentivize biomass production and combustion to help them meet renewable energy goals. Biomass producers receive billions of tax dollars every year to prop up their unsustainable industry. But is […]

North Carolina’s Climate Chronicles

Story Map By Morgan Alexander, Climate Impacts Stanback Fellow 2023 If this story map is not displaying properly, you can visit it directly at this link.  Morgan Alexander is originally from Houston, Texas. But she was raised overseas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Ankara, Turkey. She graduated from the University of Georgia in […]

Adapting To Climate Change: What Will It Take?

Climate change is one of the most pressing global issues of our time. It has the potential to cause drastic ecological changes that could threaten the existence of many species, including humans. It is important that we do what we can to adapt to climate change and mitigate its effects. What are the climate risks […]

Introducing the Biomass Baddies Failing Forests, Climate, and Justice

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report has a glimmer of hope among the bleak warnings. The report calls for a huge shift that focuses efforts on the maintenance and growth of natural systems. Natural systems like forests. To avoid the worst, the report urges us to conserve half of the Earth’s lands. […]

Protect the Okefenokee Swamp Permanently

The Okefenokee Swamp is in trouble—again. Yes, we’ve seen this story before: unscrupulous, out-of-state corporate interests want to risk permanent harm to the swamp so they can make nonessential products. Twin Pines Minerals wants to: Install a 740-acre heavy mineral sand mine on the Trail Ridge. That ridge acts as a critical retaining wall for […]