Marcello Rossi

Al Jazeera, May 2022

An aerial view of Enviva Biomass facility in Northampton County, NC. (Doogwood Alliance)

Silverleen Alston recalls when nothing but brooding groves of sweetgums, oaks and cypress trees surrounded her family home in the small town of Garysburg, in North Carolina’s Northampton County.

But those trees are long gone, replaced by rows of fast-growing pines that help feed the hulking…

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Marcello Rossi

Marcello Rossi

Freelance writer. My works appeared in National Geographic, The Economist, The Guardian, Al Jazeera, Nature, Smithsonian, Reuters, among many others.