How to Make Firebricks and Wood Stove Logs for Free!

Green (Living) Review

Here’s Jamie’s down and dirty tutorial… Firebricks and Wood Stove Logs Tutorial This process only requires: Two buckets, a drill (or stabbing weapon), piece of wood (or bottom of another bucket), kinda a custom drill bit, water.

Mapping Reduced-Impact Logging With Lidar

Nature Conservancy - Science

New research from Nature Conservancy scientists demonstrates that lidar — a way of remotely mapping forests with lasers — is an effective and accurate tool to measure the effects of reduced-impact logging in Indonesia, but it’s still not as cost effective as traditional ground-based monitoring.

Wood biomass – the heat source of the future

Green (Living) Review

There are many good reasons for choosing wood biomass as the heat source of the future. The UK’s Renewable Energy Strategy, covering heat, electricity and transport is estimated to reduce fossil gas imports by 20-30% by 2020 and biomass will play a major role in this reduction. However, many homeowners are unaware of the linked systems and new technologies available to provide all their hot water and central heating needs using logs as fuel.

After the Clearcuts: People and Ecology in an Alaska Rainforest

Nature Conservancy - Science

This is young growth forest, trees that have grown following extensive logging, often by clearcutting, thirty years ago. National forest and tribal land account for much of the island, and by the 1980s, most of it was being logged. We need to get the most out of a log that we can.

Biofuel: Now With More Birds

10,000 Birds

Basically, the scientists logged the types of vegetation growing at each site, computed how much biomass (the raw materials of biofuel) could be had from it, and tracked the numbers and species of nesting birds. News biofuel biomass Dickcissel grasslands When you hear the word “biofuel,” you probably think of corn, right? But other types of plant matter can power our vehicles and our homes.

Sawmills and the Limits of Conservation Science

Nature Conservancy - Science

The island had been heavily logged 30+ years ago, and today much of the island is covered in dense, uniform stands of young growth trees that are of little value to wildlife. That’s why I’m now at a small sawmill in the forest, one where logs sit are stowed in abandoned pick-up trucks.

Bill on Renewable Energy Omits Huge Source

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Clearing biomass from nation's forests will keep them healthy Despite pending federal legislation that promotes renewable, clean energy and creates new jobs, hard-working people in rural areas are being denied the promise of a green economy, according to the American Loggers Council (ALC). simply because the biomass lies in federal and certain private forests. the closing of mills has devastated small-town economies that once relied on logging.

THE UK’S ONLY MCS-APPROVED OUTDOOR WOOD-GASIFICATION BOILER

Green (Living) Review

And for ease of use, the boiler is designed to burn a wide variety of seasoned logs up to approximately 750mm. In 2010, the company became the exclusive UK distributor of Central Boilers – manufacturer of the E-Classic range of outdoor biomass boilers in Minnesota, USA.

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Turn up the heat with a wood burning stove

Green (Living) Review

To reflect this closed loop CO2 cycle, the carbon factor for wood logs has been significantly reduced in the latest measurement of energy efficiency to 0.008kg of carbon per kWatt compared with 0.198kg for gas, 0.274kg for oil and 0.517kg for electricity.

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Harvesting urban timber

Green (Living) Review

It is true that not all the lumber from such urban trees may be of use for the making of furniture or even treen goods but then, at least, it should become something else, even if it is just firewood or other kind of biomass or even just wood chips for use in various ways, rather than going to the landfill to decay and release the carbon dioxide that the tree locked up during its lifetime and, in addition, methane into the atmosphere.

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Calculating Uncertainty in the Forest Carbon Equation

Nature Conservancy - Science

million hectares of forests are among the world’s highest in biodiversity, carbon density, and sequestration potential, but only 17 percent are under formal protection ⎯ the rest are allocated to commercial logging, timber plantations, palm oil plantations, coal mines and settlements.

Calculating Uncertainty in the Forest Carbon Equation

Nature Conservancy - Science

million hectares of forests are among the world’s highest in biodiversity, carbon density, and sequestration potential, but only 17 percent are under formal protection ⎯ the rest are allocated to commercial logging, timber plantations, palm oil plantations, coal mines and settlements.

Renewable Energy Progress: The Latest Numbers on Use of Renewable.

Living Green & Saving Energy

percent, biomass/biofuels up 10.0 Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Renewable Energy Progress: The Latest Numbers on Use of Renewable Energy by greenwise on December 27, 2010 With all the investment and press supporting the implementation of renewable energy, have you wondered how much progress is really being made. Well, according to data just released by by the U.S.

Renewable Energy Progress: The Latest Numbers on Use of Renewable.

Living Green & Saving Energy

percent, biomass/biofuels up 10.0 Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Renewable Energy Progress: The Latest Numbers on Use of Renewable Energy by greenwise on December 27, 2010 With all the investment and press supporting the implementation of renewable energy, have you wondered how much progress is really being made. Well, according to data just released by by the U.S.

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Amgen announces renewable energy training courses and five-fold expansion of Carmarthenshire facilities

Green (Living) Review

Amgen has expertise in solar photovoltaic (PV), solar thermal, biofuels, ground and air source heat pumps, wood burners/ biomass, eco logs, and other renewable energy sources. Amgen Renewables, a specialist in renewable energy technologies and installations, is expanding its facilities five-fold and launching a series of training courses for system installers and the general public.

The Blog from the Sea of Cortez

Wend Magazine

As the US prepared for WWII in March 1940, John Steinbeck, marine biologist Edward Ricketts and a small crew began their own mission: a survey of marine wildlife in the Sea of Cortez, which Steinbeck chronicled in his book The Log from the Sea of Cortez.

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A Tree for Life Not Just for Christmas

Green (Living) Review

The rest goes into landfill - a wasted opportunity to create biomass that could provide nutrients for depleted soil.

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Wildwood – Sustainable Forestry in Action

Eco Friendly Daily

At the heart of the matter is maintaining the overall ecosystem while conducting selective logging. It is an ethic that sets Wildwood apart from most North American logging operations.

Joyless Junipers

Eco Friendly Daily

The junipers were slated for burning in a wood-fired power plant, meeting the recent move to increase California’s use of biomass energy (currently at only 1%). Criticism has centred on the concern that the program offers logging opportunities while purporting to be about forest protection.

California Board Endorses Forest Clearcutting in Fight Against Global Warming

Green (Living) Review

The cap-and-trade regulations adopted Thursday also allow industrial polluters to avoid responsibility for greenhouse gas emissions caused by burning forest “biomass” — including whole, live trees — for the generation of energy and other industrial uses. SACRAMENTO, CA: A cap-and-trade program approved Thursday by the California Air Resources Board includes damaging loopholes that would incentivize clearcutting in the name of reducing carbon emissions.

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New Science: Time to Step Away from the Ecological Footprint?

Nature Conservancy - Science

For instance, he wrote, the EF us shows how shifting from fossil fuels to biomass fuels might have unintended spillover effects on Earth’s biocapacity — an insight that could potentially guide policy choices in these areas.

Heroines for the Planet: Cheetah Conservation Fund Founder Dr. Laurie Marker

Eco Chic

Lindsay: At the Clinton Global Initiative , the Cheetah Conservation Fund committed to increasing your efforts in tackling encroachment in Namibia and to develop a biomass industry. Biomass generation can replace harmful coal and diesel-powered units with a sustainable clean energy source.

A Tree for Life Not Just for Christmas

Green (Living) Review

The rest goes into landfill - a wasted opportunity to create biomass that could provide nutrients for depleted soil. In addition to this eco Christmas tree rental service, The Little Tree Company will also be offering an eco-decor service, where they decorate the trees with a range of dried fruits, spices and flower heads all sourced from nature’s craft cupboard, as well as a range of eco gift ideas which include Botanical Beverages and Gourmet Woodland Mushroom Logs.

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Non-CO2 Agents Are Key Targets in Climate Change Fight

Green (Living) Review

In addition to these fast-action strategies, the panel discussed the potential benefits of bio-sequestration through biochar, charcoal produced from biomass, has the potential to permanently sequester large amounts of carbon, helping to draw down CO2 concentrations.

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Burning wood for the Planet's good

Green (Living) Review

In fact wood, that is to say firewood is, in the form of proper logs, to my knowledge, the only carbon neutral fuel, so far, for heating and cooking, as it releases only the amount of CO2 that it absorbed during the lifetime of the tree and no more. as biomass, planted and hence more CO2 captured by those that are best at in, namely trees.

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Green Waste Processing for Boutique Olive Oil Presses and Wineries

Green Prophet

Other Israeli companies in the market include Genova, which turns olive mill and winery waste into biomass for heat and energy, and Agrobics, which has developed a permanent onsite solution for treating agricultural wastewater.

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Australian PM Julia Gillard’s appalling record of climate change inaction

Green Blog

Greens leader Dr Bob Brown is in dispute with PM Julia Gillard over her backsliding over an agreement on logging of Tasmanian forests: “”She signed off on the 7th of August (2011) that there would be an immediate halt to the destruction of the high-conservation value forests of Tasmania. Australia is a world leader in annual per capita greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution.

Nuclear Power Continues World Dependence on Middle East Oil

Green Prophet

I worry that we (in America) will be caught without energy if we wait too long to put in the replacements for fossil energy, like solar, wind, geothermal, biomass and nuclear.