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Cutting US Trees to fuel Europe is not Clean or Green!

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!

Timber Companies Have The Opportunity To Protect Forests Long Term – But They Don’t!

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!

Rivers in the Sky: How Deforestation Is Affecting Global Water Cycles

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

Industrial wood burning is adding to climate change

March 7, 2019 | Peter Raven, Mary S. Booth| thehill.com America is exporting huge amounts of our forest wood for burning in European power plants and other places around the world, even though science shows this wood is worse for climate change than the fossil fuels it is replacing. This is ironic — and self-defeating — since … Continue reading Industrial wood burning is adding to climate change

The False Promise of Mountaintop Industrial Wind

The False Promise of Mountaintop Industrial Wind Jonathan Carter | Forest Ecology Network The developers of mountaintop industrial wind are touting many promised benefits – from reduced greenhouse gas emissions, decreased dependence on fossil fuels, to a huge economic renaissance. These are all false promises spun to enhance public acceptance. In recent months as I … Continue reading The False Promise of Mountaintop Industrial Wind