Forest Digest – Week of February 1, 2016
- Growing forests gobble up carbon like growing teenagers raiding the fridge — Grist.org
A recent study published in the journal Nature reveals that certain tropical forests regrown after deforestation can absorb more carbon than the original forests.
- Forests are supposed to help stop climate change. These forests didn’t — Washington Post
A new study found in the journal Science suggests that poor forest management in Europe, for more than 250 years, may have actually contributed to climate change.
- One of the Oldest Forests on Earth Has Been Burning for Weeks — Gizmodo.com
The Wilderness World Heritage Area in Tasmania has suffered scorching to nearly 250,000 acres for weeks now, with no end in sight.
- Can Burning Forests To Power The Grid Be Carbon Neutral? The Senate Just Said ‘Yes’ — Climate Progress
A historically hotly debated issue, bioenergy will now be categorized as carbon neutral after an amendment to the Clean Power Plan was approved last week in the Senate, the first significant update to U.S. energy laws in almost a decade.