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Nature Conservancy acquires 596 acres at Wheeler Mountain

Plans for the land include adding it to the National Forest System.

EBSCO gives grant to enhance conservation projects

The Nature Conservancy in Alabama has received a grant from Birmingham-based EBSCO to enhance three freshwater conservation projects

HudsonAlpha and Alabama-based research partners receive $1 million NSF grant

The team’s Greening the Southeast project aims to develop a green circular bioeconomy for building materials and consumer goods.

NOAA awards funding for three projects affecting Alabama

The Nature Conservancy in Alabama to head up two of the three projects at more than $27 million.

Enviva receives revised permit from ADEM

The revised permit enables Enviva to build a biomass production facility in Epes.

Georgia-Pacific awards $100,000 to Auburn University

Georgia-Pacific has donated $100,000 to Auburn University to fund a new digester, allowing engineering students to test a patented papermaking innovation.

Computerized Crunch: Even a job like stump removal is impacted by technology

K&S Professional Stump Removal, of Mobile, uses a stump removal machine that uses remote sensing and remote controls to maneuver.

Drax increases access to the biomass market

The company is partnering with the Federation of Southern Cooperatives to reach African American farmers.

Woolpert wins $50M Corps coastal mapping contract

Woolpert Inc. has been chosen for a $49.9 million coastal mapping project for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District.

Domain Timber acquires nearly 3,400 acres of timberland

Domain Timber Advisors LLC has acquired nearly 3,400 acres of timberland in Alabama and Georgia. The Alabama tract has 1,360 acres.

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