06 Oct '11, 7pm

Tar Sands Oil Packs Double Climate Punch: It Devours Forests and Causes More Pollution

Tar Sands Oil Packs Double Climate Punch: It Devours Forests and Causes More Pollution

Thanks to the dedicated efforts of farmers and ranchers living along the proposed Keystone XL pipeline and to the more than 1,200 people who were arrested outside the White House, the national media has covered the risks this project poses to nearby communities. But the danger of the pipeline isn’t limited to its route from Montana to Texas. It reaches back into Alberta, where tar sands development is devouring the Boreal Forest . As the New York Times recently explained , forests like this are a finite resource—one that people around the world depend upon, even those of us living in distant urban centers. Scientists have known for some time that forests absorb carbon, but only lately have they determined how much: roughly 25 percent of global emissions. By soaking up this enormous chunk of emissions, these carbon sinks are helping slow the progress of climate change. The ...

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Q and A: Forests and Climate

Q and A: Forests and Climate

green.blogs.nytimes.com 06 Oct '11, 5pm

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e360.yale.edu 05 Oct '11, 4pm

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e360.yale.edu 12 Oct '11, 1pm

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