A recent report tackles the latest science regarding carbon accounting, biomass use, and forest carbon offsets. The authors, which include a team of researchers from the U.S. Forest Service, found that sustainably managed forests can provide carbon storage, forest products can reduce carbon emissions, and forest biomass-based energy can reduce the flow of fossil fuel-based carbon emissions into the atmosphere. “This work should help policymakers reconsider the critical impact forests have on our daily lives and the potential they have to solve problems that confront our Nation,” says lead author Bob Malmsheimer of the State University of New York. The report can be found in the October/November issue of the Journal of Forestry.
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