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
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.
The majority of logging companies, fail to protect their lands from unsustainable clear-felling practices and even fewer have systems to monitor and ensure such policies. This study looks at global Companies and rainforests, but the same can be applied to Timber practices in The United States. Forestry companies warned over environmental policies 5 August 2019 … Continue reading Timber Companies Have The Opportunity To Protect Forests Long Term – But They Don’t!
A growing body of evidence indicates that the continuing destruction of tropical forests is disrupting the movement of water in the atmosphere, causing major shifts in precipitation that could lead to drought in key agricultural areas in China, India, and the U.S. Midwest. JULY 24, 2018 | Fred Pearce | Yale Environment 360 Every tree … Continue reading Rivers in the Sky: How Deforestation Is Affecting Global Water Cycles
Timber managers grow other avenues to boost their returns. June 10, 2019 | Arleen Jacobius | Pensions & Investments Timber is not only about the trees. Returns have taken a nosedive — to the NCREIF Timberland index returning 2.38% for the 12 months ended March 31 from 9.69% in 2013 — due to an overabundance … Continue reading Seeing the forest and the trees in whole new ways
When: Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 5 to 9 PM EDT Where: River Rock Lanes and Banquet Center, Ishpeming Forests For Fish Flyer Agenda Forests for Fish Forum 4-16-19
Industrialization by wind turbines, transmission Lines and other industrialization is having an effect on the quiet places. As human-made noises reach deep into wild places, people and wildlife alike are feeling the impact November 5, 2018 | LAUREN HALL RUDDELL | Earth Island Journal Weeds are unwanted plants. However, one person’s weed might be another’s … Continue reading Losing Quiet Spaces
Massive restoration of world’s forests would cancel out a decade of CO2 emissions, analysis suggests February 18, 2019 | Josh Gabbatiss Washington DC | independent.co.uk [Excerpt] New findings suggest trees are 'our most powerful weapon in the fight against climate change', says scientist Replenishing the world’s forests on a grand scale would suck enough carbon dioxide … Continue reading New findings suggest trees are ‘our most powerful weapon in the fight against climate change’, says scientist
Best asset in the fight against climate change: wetlands. Boreal Songbird Initiative, highlights six distinct wetland areas within the boreal forest.