OCTOBER 15, 2019 | FEN MONTAIGNE | e360.yale.edu Preserving mature forests can play a vital role in removing CO2 from the atmosphere, says policy scientist William Moomaw. In an e360 interview, he talks about the importance of existing forests and why the push to cut them for fuel to generate electricity is misguided. Wlliam Moomaw has had a distinguished career as … Continue reading Why Keeping Mature Forests Intact Is Key to the Climate Fight
Site of Cliffs Dow Chemical Company October 13, 2019 Marquette, Michigan | YouTube - impala2511 Aerial View of the Site of Cliffs Dow Chemical Company in Marquette Michigan showing what the site looks like fifty (50) years after production of charcoal and wood based chemicals ceased. The Marquette City Commission is following the City "Master … Continue reading Video: Site of Cliffs Dow Chemical Company- Marquette, Michigan
Is it really "great for the environment " if it's bad news for fowl? October 8, 2019 | Joe Genzel | http://www.wildfowlmag.com As duck hunters we know, and are constantly concerned about, weather, habitat, spring hatches, pond counts—basically anything that could derail the health of the birds we love to pursue.Unlike whitetails or big game, … Continue reading Is Wind Energy Killing Our Ducks?
Press Release HILPA Oct 2019 Huron Island Lighthouse Preservation Association Elects Officers Joins Forces with Friends of the Huron Mountains L’Anse, Michigan, October 10, 2019 The Huron Island Lighthouse Preservation Association (HILPA) elected new officers on October 3, 2019, at a meeting hosted by the Friends of the Huron Mountains (FOHM). The incoming slate includes … Continue reading Press Release: Huron Island Lighthouse Preservation Association Elects Officers
Just because they "call" it renewable does not make it clean or green. The US has become one of the largest exporters of wood pellets to Europe for #biomass. This new market is driving increased logging of ecologically important and sensitive forests. Meanwhile, biomass releases up to 50% more CO2 than burning coal per unit … Continue reading Cutting US Trees to fuel Europe is not Clean or Green!
Guest column by Don Ogden: The climate crisis and the trees Sept 22, 2019 | Don Ogden | gazettenet.com Guest column Don Ogden Throughout history we humans have had an exploitative relationship with trees. At the same time we valued them for their gifts of beauty, cooling shade, fruits, nuts and sap, we also cut … Continue reading All those trees we have been exploiting for centuries are our allies in the struggle against climate chaos.
September 17, 2019 |Heather Alberro|theconversation.com Humanity and nature are not separate – we must see them as one to fix the climate crisis From transport and housing to food production and fashion, our civilization is driving climate and ecological breakdown. It’s no coincidence that almost every single sector of industry is contributing to the … Continue reading Humanity and nature are not separate – we must see them as one to fix the climate crisis
Weyerhaeuser sells Michigan timberlands in multimillion dollar deal Sep 16, 2019 | Megan Campbell – Staff Writer, Puget Sound Business Journal Seattle-based Weyerhaeuser announced Monday that it has sold its Michigan timberlands for $300 million. The 555,000 acres will go to Lyme Great Lakes Holding LLC, an affiliate of The Lyme Timber Company LP, which is … Continue reading Weyerhaeuser Co. sells Michigan timberlands to Lyme Timber – Puget Sound Business Journal
This is a great article that points out the downsides of renewables, and how we are trading one problem for another. The Limits of Clean Energy If the world isn’t careful, renewable energy could become as destructive as fossil fuels. SEPTEMBER 6, 2019 | JASON HICKEL | foreignpolicy.com The conversation about climate change has been … Continue reading The Limits of Clean Energy.
September 2, 2019 | | 1A, NPR.org We hear a lot about the challenges facing rural America. New research from the University of New Hampshire says one third of rural counties are experiencing "protracted and significant" population loss. These counties have six million residents — that's down by a third from 1950. The idea of leaving … Continue reading 1A, Reporting On The Real Rural America