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“Redwood timber was in high demand during [World War II] because it not only did not warp but also had insulation properties, soundproofing capabilities and resistance to fire; so Roosevelt and [forester] Nelson Brown experimented with growing redwoods and sequoias on the East Coast…. “Roosevelt wrote Vice President Henry Wallace, ‘As you know, the rainfall […]

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“This winter, amid the news of the FBI’s arrest of the remaining occupiers of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon, another story unfolded more quietly in the Appalachians. At the heart of it were a small plant that plays a significant role in eastern mountain forests — American ginseng — and Billy Joe Hurley, a […]

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According to the biodiversity advocates at Project Remote, the most remote spot in North Carolina is 5.5 miles from the nearest road. You won’t be needing that cellphone. And wear comfortable shoes.  

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