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
EPA representative visits Buffalo Reef to get a firsthand look at the stamp sand problem. Aug 16, 2019 | Jake Swope | uppermichiganssource.com LAKE LINDEN, Mich. (WLUC) - Stamp sands cover over 5 miles of shoreline on the Keweenaw Peninsula and cause massive ecological damage to Buffalo Reef in Lake Superior. On Thursday a representative from … Continue reading EPA representative visits Buffalo Reef to get a firsthand look at the stamp sand problem.
Buffalo Reef is a 2,200-acre natural cobble feature beneath the waters of Lake Superior, located off the eastern edge of the Keweenaw Peninsula, about 20 miles northeast of Houghton. The reef is vitally important for lake trout and lake whitefish spawning. Nearly a quarter of the annual lake trout yield from Lake Superior’s Michigan waters … Continue reading EPA gives $3.7M to clean up Stamp Sand’s along Keweenaw Bay in Lake Superior
If You Want ‘Renewable Energy,’ Get Ready to Dig Aug. 5, 2019 | Mark P. Mills | The Wall Street Journal Building one wind turbine requires 900 tons of steel, 2,500 tons of concrete and 45 tons of plastic. Powering society entirely with wind and solar farms combined with massive batteries . . . would require … Continue reading If You Want ‘Renewable Energy,’ Get Ready to Dig – WSJ
Environmental documentary "Planet of the Humans" argues green energy won't save us from 'total human apocalypse' 8/6/2019 | Matthew Carey | nonfictionfilm.com Director Jeff Gibbs argues we're heading toward 'total human apocalypse' and green energy is 'not going to save us, it's actually going to kill us faster' [EXCERPT] Read Full Article! The truth, Gibbs says, … Continue reading Planet of the Humans, Film Takes a Critical Look at Alternative Energy