FSC Recognizes Dogwood Alliance as Conservation Champion

Forest Stewardship Council Recognizes Conservation Champions Awards Highlight Critical Role of Forests in Addressing Global Challenges WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the world prepares for the Paris Climate Conference, the Forest Stewardship Council recognized a group of leaders who are highlighting the critical role that governments, businesses and forests play in addressing climate change. Deforestation and […]

Crosspost: Bioenergy in Europe Threatens North American Wetland Forests

On October 15, 2015, our colleagues at NRDC released a report detailing the potential destructive impact that the wood pellet industry poses to precious bottomland hardwood forests in the Southern US. The following is a blog written by report author Debbie Hammel, outlining the report and concerns along with policy recommendations.

Crosspost: Statement from the Action Against ArborGen

On September 25, 2015, activists from the Stop GE Trees Campaign held a demonstration and action at ArborGen’s global headquarters in South Carolina. ArborGen is attempting to genetically engineer multiple species of trees including the loblolly pine which could have detrimental impacts on biodiversity, community health and even potentially private property rights in the Southern US. Two activists were arrested attempting to inform ArborGen of the over quarter of a million people that have signed petitions opposing GE Trees. You can read the statement of the two brave activists below.

Drax Pulls Plug on Controversial Facility

This morning, Drax (LSE: DRX), one of the largest utilities in the UK, announced that it was pulling out of a plan to build a new coal burning power plant that would co-fire wood pellets and utilize untested Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology. The conservation community welcomed the news that they hoped would mean the end of the controversial White Rose Project.

Groups Launch Tour Opposing Genetically Engineered Trees in the South

As part of “GE Trees Fall,” activists from across the United States are converging on two key regions involved in the genetic engineering of trees this fall, the US Southeast and the Pacific Northwest. On September 24th, activists are gathering near Asheville, NC for a Genetically Engineered Trees (GE trees) Action Training Camp, organized by Global Justice Ecology Project, and including the participation of Indigenous Environmental Network and Dogwood Alliance