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New Evidence That Cutting Forests to Burn for Electricity Is Even Worse for the Climate Than We Thought

Sasha Lyutse | Posted 08.17.2013 | Green
Sasha Lyutse

Previous studies have focused on emissions of the carbon that's stored in above-ground biomass (i.e., tree trunks, limbs, etc.) when it burned in a power plant. A new study looked at the carbon stored deep in forest soils and what happens to it when forests are chopped down to supply biomass to energy companies.