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Billions of Gallons of Water Saved by Thinning Sierra Forests

Billions of Gallons of Water Saved by Thinning Sierra Forests

There are too many trees in Sierra Nevada forests, say experts from UC Merced, UC Irvine and the National Park Service working at the National Science Foundation Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory (NSF SSCZO).

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Red Rock gets go-ahead for Lakeview, Oregon, biofuels plant

After countless meetings, hearings, discussions and planning, all hurdles have been cleared for construction of a new renewable energy biofuels plant in Lake County. Red Rock Biofuels, a Colorado-based company established in 2011, has had its sights set on Lakeview since 2013 as a target location to build its first operational facility; identifying the location for its proximity to rail, highways, the Ruby natural gas pipeline and an abundance of forest bi-products to be collected and converted to jet fuel.

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New technique strengthens building structures using wood waste

Wood waste from furniture processing plants makes up a tremendous segment of waste produced in Singapore. In 2016 alone, in excess of 530,000 tons of wood squander were created, of which, a critical sum is as observed tidy. Rather than burning or arranging them in landfills, wood waste can be reused to make biochar, a permeable, carbon-rich material that assimilates and holds water well.

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Sealaska Corporation announces multimillion dollar deal to keep trees in the ground

Big greenhouse gas emitters in California are now able to buy carbon offset credits based in Alaska. The Southeast regional Native corporation Sealaska is using some of its lands for carbon sequestration. Thousands of acres of old growth trees will stay intact for over 100 years. It’s the first carbon bank in the state to be approved for the market.

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Despite promising advances, costs keep wood biocoal on backburner

A northern Minnesota research lab’s biocoal product is impressive but will likely struggle to overcome economic challenges facing wood fuels.

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