28 Feb '17, 1am

via @audubonsociety

via @audubonsociety

Wood Pellet Plant. Photo: Matt Stensland/Steamboat Pilot & Today/AP Photo Climate Threatens Birds Worldwide See how the Red-crowned Crane and thousands of other species worldwide are at risk from climate change. Read the Report In Europe, wood is classified as a renewable, carbon-neutral energy. But that claim doesn't hold up according to a new report , published last week by the London-based think tank Chatham House. The sustainability of woody biomass as fuel is exaggerated, the report says, resulting in negative effects on the global climate and forest ecosystems. The burning of woody biomass—often in the form of lightweight pellets of wood pulp—at power plants to produce electricity and heat has increased in recent years, and most of the demand comes from the European Union. That's because, according to E.U. policies, burning wood emits zero carbon. As such, it's a veh...

Full article: http://www.audubon.org/news/lets-say-it-again-wood-pellet...

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