Newsletter: The Upper Peninsula Environment The Upper Peninsula Environment is published four times per year. The Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition welcomes thoughtful discussion on a variety of environmental topics relevant to the U.P. The article on pages 2-3, published in the January 2019 Winter (725 KB pdf) Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition (UPEC), Newsletter, discusses how and why local residents led by our … Continue reading David vs. Goliath or Don Quixote? A GRASS-ROOTS CAMPAIGN TO PROTECT THE U.P. WILDERNESS FROM INDUSTRIAL WIND DEVELOPMENT
Renewable Energy Needs Huge Mineral Supply November 2nd, 2013 | Tim Radford, Climate News Network | Climate Central LONDON – Humankind could be about to exchange one kind of energy crisis for another. The switch from the finite store of fossil fuels to renewable sources could involve a huge additional demand for the world’s equally finite … Continue reading Renewable Energy Needs Huge Mineral Supply
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Pellet Permit: Biomass plant’s new owner wants to burn different fuel JAN 14, 2019 | Joshua Vissers | The Daily Mining Gazette Friends of the Land of Keweenaw (FOLK), are concerned that new fuel pellets could bring new toxicity to the air in L’Anse. The L’Anse Warden Plant has applied for a new permit to … Continue reading Biomass plant new fuel pellets could bring new toxicity to the air in L’Anse.
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
This Swedish blogger is worth watching. Get to know her in the first few minutes then see her reaction to the threatened destruction of a special place like our UP.
U.S. Forest Resource Facts and Historical Trends August 2014 | Forest Service, FS-1035 Forests in the United States store an estimated 43,126 Tg carbon in live and dead biomass and soil organic matter. Forest ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest and Northern Lake States have the greatest carbon density, often in excess of 200 megagrams per hectare. Forest Carbon and Biomass Forest ecosystems … Continue reading Forests as a means for storing and reducing carbon.
Recent studies show flaws of wind power November 25, 2018 | THE OKLAHOMAN EDITORIAL BOARD THE rap on wind power is that it isn't practical. New research reinforces this belief, and suggests wind power isn't as environmentally beneficial as claimed. The studies, authored by Harvard researchers and published in “Environmental Research Letters” and “Joule,” examined … Continue reading Recent studies show wind power isn’t as environmentally beneficial as claimed.