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Logging & Pollution In BIPOC Communities

Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) live, work, and play in some of America’s most polluted areas. This is not a coincidence. Extractive industries (like logging) operate in BIPOC communities because of cheap land and lax laws. Industries like logging use misleading tactics, promising jobs to communities while bringing along substantial air and water […]

clouds of smoke and pollution from a sawmill facility

5 Alternatives To Logging For Landowners

Forests play a vital role in protecting us and our environment, especially against global warming. In fact, deforestation is responsible for an estimated 12-29% of global greenhouse gas emissions. In the US South, around 90% of forests are privately owned. Encouraging land retention and conservation is one way to stop climate change. If we want […]

man in camo with binoculars - hunting leases are one way that landowners can make money from their land

Carnivorous Plants: Biodiversity in Your Backyard

You may have heard about carnivorous plants like the Venus flytrap. Let’s admit it, that alien look they have: it’s fascinating and a bit spooky! Perfect for the Halloween season, but luckily only insects need to beware! Carnivorous plants get most of their nutrients from the insects they consume. That’s why they sometimes grow in […]

carnivorous plants: roundleaf sundew

Ghost Forests: A Tangible Sign of the Climate Crisis

What is a Ghost Forest? The climate crisis is killing coastal forests at an alarming rate and leaving watery graves behind. We’re in a race against time. As the climate warms, sea levels are rising. Storms, droughts, flooding, and fires are growing in frequency and intensity. One of the clearest indicators that we’re in trouble […]

Climate Change Is Making Hurricanes Worse

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 U.S. population resided in coastal shoreline […]

a boat rests on top of a pier after a hurricane
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