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 […]

Georgia Forests Wanted: Better Dead Than Alive

The Biomass Industry Plans to Clearcut 273 Acres of Georgia Forests Per Day Do you know the story of Adel, Georgia? Do you know about their fight to comment on even more corporate polluters coming to their town? Well, Adel is still fighting for Georgia forests and communities. The GA Environmental Protection Division (EPD) refuses […]

Ecosystem Services Explained

Guest post by Emma Dawson Have you ever wondered how much a total ecosystem is worth? How much value do trees give us in timber and food? What about air purification and carbon sequestration? How about flood protection, erosion control, or even natural beauty? It’s hard to imagine all the benefits that nature provides humans. […]

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Top 5 Old Growth Forest Documentaries

Welcome to Part Three of our four-part forest documentary series. We’ve scoured the land to bring you a curated list of the best forest documentaries! Not sure what to watch this weekend? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. You may ask, “What is an old growth forest?” It’s a forest that has been allowed to […]