Content tagged "wood energy environment"

Climate Change and Carbon Sequestration

Wood Energy Updated: July 31, 2013

A successful and short- and mid-term response to the threat of climate change will be comprised of renewable energy options such as woody biomass.

Wood Energy and Soil Productivity

Wood Energy Updated: March 24, 2010

by Diomy Zamora and Charlie Blinn Soil is the fundamental resource of the forest (MFRC 2007). Without it or its productive capacity, the other resources of...

Biodiversity and Wildlife

Wood Energy Updated: March 24, 2010

by Diomy Zamora and Charlie Blinn Biological diversity (biodiversity) considers the richness and abundance of plant and animal life in an area. The three...

Wildfire Prevention and Forest Health

Wood Energy Updated: March 24, 2010

by Diomy Zamora and Charlie Blinn Years of fire suppression have left many US forestlands dangerously overstocked and at risk of intense wildfire. With the...

Water Quality and Quantity

Wood Energy Updated: March 24, 2010

by Diomy Zamora and Charlie Blinn Water is a universal resource that sustains life and is integral to maintaining productivity of the land. Biomass...

Air Quality and Human Health

Wood Energy Updated: March 24, 2010

by Diomy Zamora and Charlie Blinn Air pollution is the introduction of chemicals, particulate matter, or biological materials into the atmosphere. The two...

Wood Energy and Invasive Species

Wood Energy Updated: March 22, 2010

Background Humans can impact population equilibriums by introducing species from other ecosystems. While many introduced plant and animal species are unable...

Environmental Benefits and Concerns of Woody Biomass Utilization

Wood Energy Updated: March 17, 2010

Harvesting woody biomass presents both opportunities and challenges. There are some environmental benefits associated with the utilization of woody biomass...

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