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The Legacy of Longleaf Pine

Guest post by Amber Skinner Have you ever wondered where the term “tar heel”, a common nickname for North Carolinians, came from? For centuries North Carolina residents collected tar from trees, and then they’d be covered in the messy substance: hence the name. The tar, however, came from a very special type of tree known […]

Longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) cones, multiple, brown - Davie, Florida, USA

Top 5 Forest Restoration Documentaries

Guest post by Nataly Perez Manrique Welcome to Part Two of our four-part forest documentary series. We’ve scoured the land to bring you a curated list of the best documentaries about forests! Not sure what to watch this weekend? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. A BBC and UC Berkeley study revealed why viewers choose […]

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The Economic Impact of Enviva in North Carolina

Guest post by Amber Skinner From protecting the atmosphere to providing homes for many organisms, forests are crucial for humans and the planet. Recent innovations allow us to use forms of renewable energy such as wind, solar, and geothermal. With meaningful investment, these will soon replace fossil fuels as main energy sources and lower pollution […]

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Top 5 Forest Preservation Documentaries

Guest post by Nataly Perez Manrique Not sure what to watch this weekend? With so many options and streaming platforms, it’s getting harder to decide. We’re here to help you! We’ve searched high and low to bring you a curated list of the best documentaries about forests in a four-part series. Welcome to Part One! […]

Climate Change Is Making Hurricanes Worse

Guest post by Nataly Perez Manrique Hurricanes are the United States’ deadliest and costliest natural disasters. Hurricanes Katrina and Harvey are the costliest hurricanes on record. They both resulted in approximately $125 billion worth of damages, and over 1,500 fatalities. Hurricanes also pose the biggest threat to coastal residents. As of 2010, 39% of the […]

a boat rests on top of a pier after a hurricane
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