“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 […]

What is a Regenerative Economy?

In a regenerative economy, we operate in harmony with nature. Businesses create conditions that regenerate and heal the planet. This concept builds on ecological design, which tries to restore balance in nature. We need to create a sustainable economy, one that: supports human life and well-being reduces fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions prioritizes climate […]

Understanding Forest Symbiotes: How Forests Work Together

In ecology, a symbiote is an organism that lives in close association with another organism. Symbiosis literally means “living together.” Let’s explore the fascinating world of forest interactions. We’ll discuss how different types of forest organisms work together to create a balanced ecosystem. From host plants and parasites to tag-team situations, we’ll learn together about […]

What is the Logging Rate in the US South?

Many people and organizations are documenting the impacts of logging in the United States. The large-scale industrial logging rate is high, especially in the US Southern coastal plain. The Southern US is known as the “wood basket” of the world. This region’s forests are cleared at a rate four times that of South American rainforests. […]

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Rights of Nature and the Natural World

Guest post by Zeeshan Khan and Michelle Thompson Mother Earth has provided food, water, and protection for humans for more than 6 million years. Yet since the industrial revolution, consumption of natural resources has only increased. We now face a grim future: protect nature or suffer the consequences without it. Does nature have rights? Read […]