Content tagged "trees and climate change"

Will Black Oaks Survive Climate Change in the Midwest?

Black oaks may face many threats from climate change in the coming years. Photo: Willow, Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.5) The survival of some species of oaks,...

Urban Forests and Climate Change

Urban forests can be useful both in mitigating climate change and in helping cities adapt to higher temperatures and other impacts of climate change. Urban...

What is a carbon credit?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

A carbon credit can be considered simply as a payment for a service. The service being provided is a reduction of the amount of carbon dioxide in the...

Can wood for heating be a clean fuel?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

To determine if wood is a clean fuel, we must define what clean means. A 'dirty' fuel might include those that produce particulate matter; emit impurities...

Experts talk about carbon dioxide as a pollutant. Is it poisonous?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

Carbon dioxide (CO2) can be poisonous at very high concentrations. If you’ve seen the movie Apollo 13, you know that one of the crises the NASA engineers had...

Do urban forests play a role in mitigating global climate change?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

Urban trees play a role in reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide directly by storing carbon in the trunk, branches, roots, and leaves until these tree parts...

Should I plant "different" vegetation in anticipation of climate change?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

While there is debate with regard to climate change and discussion about how plant species will adapt, there are several ways to determine if a plant is...

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