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avatar Strategies for Increasing Carbon Stored in Forests and Wood
May 15, 2010 09:48PM
ScienceDaily (May 15, 2010) — While the U.S. and other world leaders consider options for offsetting carbon emissions, it is important to take into account the role forests play in the global carbon cycle, say scientists in a paper published in the spring edition of Issues in Ecology. Currently, the carbon stored in forests and harvested wood products offsets 12-19 percent of U.S. fossil fuel emissions -- growth primarily the result of recovery from the large scale harvesting that occurred around 100 years ago. These high offsets are not permanent but have the potential to increase; however, not without tradeoffs.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/05/100513112801.htm
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