If Only…

One of the very first things I exclaimed to my parents about Houston, as we drove a giant U-Haul down from Oklahoma City, was how green our new city home was. I was 12 at the time, and Houston was a veritable forest oasis to me. The neighborhood I lived in had wild forested lots […]

#Resist: Trump Can’t Fool the Atmosphere and Won’t Stop Climate Progress

On March 28, 2017, President Trump, with the stroke of his executive pen, attempted to roll back U.S. progress towards addressing climate change. Under attack is President Obama’s historic Clean Power Plan which set about to regulate carbon emissions from power plants as well as other important steps taken by the Obama administration to address climate change.

Media Release – The Great American Stand: US Forests and the Climate Emergency

Internationally renowned climate scientist, Dr. Bill Moomaw teamed up with our Executive Director to produce a new report that defines key climate solutions connected to forest protection and documents how logging across the US, the world’s largest wood producing and consuming country, is threatening the climate and exacerbating the impacts of natural disasters…

Press Release: Southern Politicians Stand for Forests

On October 13, local elected officials spanning political parties and several Southeastern states sent a letter to European leaders asking them to promptly reform bioenergy policies that incentivize the destruction and logging of forests. In accordance with the UN-recognized International Day of Natural Disaster Reduction, local elected officials from Virginia to Florida took a stand for forests…

Editorial Cartoon: Migratory Route of the Southern Wood Pellet

Flawed European policies meant to reduce carbon emissions and fight climate change have large utilities rapidly shifting from coal to wood at the expense of wildlife habitat and the impacts are being deeply felt by vital bird populations. Loss of mature hardwood forests is having a significant impact on bird populations that depend on these forests for breeding and survival. Many species hurt by this growing industry are already the focus of conservation initiatives to protect their declining numbers.