(Photo by Charlie & Barbara Newlon)

(Photo by Charlie & Barbara Newlon)

by Charlie Newlon CF

(Photo by Charlie & Barbara Newlon)

Increasing the wood harvest to the equivalent of 34 percent or more of annual wood growth to meet construction demands worldwide could drastically reduce the global reliance on fossil fuels while protecting biodiversity and carbon storage capacity, according to a new study. By Chadwick Dearing Oliver, Nedal T. Nassar, Bruce R. Lippke, James B. McCarter, titled Carbon, Fossil Fuel, and Biodiversity Mitigation with Wood and Forests in Journal of Sustainable Forestry, 2014

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