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Foresting Degraded Land Could Meet Growing Global Energy Demand

Contrary to widely-held assumptions, growing global energy demand could be met sustainably and in a carbon neutral, possibly even carbon negative, way by afforesting land degraded and using lignocellulosic biomass to produce electrical power, liquid fuels and other chemicals. Doing so would have significant additional environmental and social, as well as economic, benefits, two German researchers assert.

Managing US national forests in the face of climate change

Forest policy and management in national forests needs to be re-thought, re-tooled and better integrated across government departments and agencies, according to new research conducted for the National Forest Restoration Collaborative.