Navigation Links
Using more wood for construction can slash global reliance on fossil fuels
Date:3/31/2014

are meter of floor space and emits 4 kilograms (kg) of CO2. By comparison, for the same square meter, a steel beam requires 516 mj and emits 40 kg of CO2, and a concrete slab floor requires 290 mj and emits 27 kg of CO2. Through efficient harvesting and product use, more CO2 is saved through the avoided emissions, materials, and wood energy than is lost from the harvested forest.

"This study shows still another reason to appreciate forests and another reason to not let them be permanently cleared for agriculture," said Chadwick Oliver, Pinchot Professor of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Director of the Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry at F&ES and lead author of the new study. "Forest harvest creates a temporary opening that is needed by forest species such as butterflies and some birds and deer before it regrows to large trees. But conversion to agriculture is a permanent loss of all forest biodiversity."

The manufacture of steel, concrete, and brick accounts for about 16 percent of global fossil fuel consumption. When the transport and assembly of steel, concrete, and brick products is considered, its share of fossil fuel burning is closer to 20 to 30 percent, Oliver said.

Reductions in fossil fuel consumption and carbon emissions from construction will become increasingly critical as demand for new buildings, bridges and other infrastructure is expected to surge worldwide in the coming decades with economic development in Asia, Africa, and South America, according to a previous F&ES study. And innovative construction techniques are now making wood even more effective in bridges and mid-rise apartment buildings.

According to Oliver, carefully managed harvesting also reduces the likelihood of catastrophic wildfires.

And maintaining a mix of forest habitats and densities in non-reserved forests in addition to keeping some global forests in reserves would help preserve biodiversity in ecosystems worldwide
'/>"/>

Contact: Kevin Dennehy
kevin.dennehy@yale.edu
203-436-4842
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Using different scents to attract or repel insects
2. UGA researchers explore function of cancer-causing gene
3. Using PET scanning to evaluate therapies of Menkes disease
4. RoboClam replicates a clams ability to burrow while using little energy
5. A study using Drosophila flies reveals new regulatory mechanisms of cell migration
6. Overpopulation: The transparent elephant in the room causing crucial modern crises
7. Urban bees using plastic to build hives
8. Findings point to potential treatment for virus causing childhood illnesses
9. Using engineering plus evolutionary analyses to answer natural selection questions
10. International deal to screen potential cancer drugs using DNA barcodes
11. Trial to test using ultrasound to move kidney stones
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/19/2014)... new study of 9- and 10-year-olds finds that those ... compact white-matter tracts in the brain than their peers ... of axons that carry nerve signals from one brain ... with faster and more efficient nerve activity. , ... Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. , "Previous studies suggest ...
(Date:8/18/2014)... ,Trustonic TEE technology ... devices  Trustonic, the leading provider of ... Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC) today announced a collaboration ... biometric authentication on connected devices. The ... FPC1021 and FPC1150) and sensor driver software that ...
(Date:8/18/2014)... The University of Waterloo has unveiled a new satellite ... all over the world gain new insight into the ... between the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), MacDonald, Dettwiler and ... program, and the Canadian Cryospheric Information Network (CCIN) at ... the academic world and the public. , Using ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Physically fit kids have beefier brain white matter than their less-fit peers 2Physically fit kids have beefier brain white matter than their less-fit peers 3Trustonic and Fingerprint Cards Collaborate to Bring Secure Biometrics to Connected Devices 2Trustonic and Fingerprint Cards Collaborate to Bring Secure Biometrics to Connected Devices 3Trustonic and Fingerprint Cards Collaborate to Bring Secure Biometrics to Connected Devices 4Waterloo makes public most complete Antarctic map for climate research 2
... mushrooms rank with carrots, green beans, red peppers and ... researchers say. , Dr. N. Joy Dubost, who recently ... measured the activity of two antioxidants, polyphenols and ergothioneine, ... instrumentation, as part of her dissertation research. She found ...
... could involve a feedback loop that lets the body check ... feedback loops are essential and they abound in biology, they ... the liver to detect if it is injured, ascertain if ... to regenerate itself. When such loops derail, cancer and other ...
... the closest freshwater pond, you'd hesitate before dipping a ... oddly furry, pear-shaped organism gliding along--and gobbling up everything ... a big name-- Tetrahymena thermophila --and a big fan ... into how cells work. , Scientists have now sequenced, ...
Cached Biology News:Mushrooms as good an antioxidant source as more colorful veggies 2Study finds how organs monitor themselves during early development 2Study finds how organs monitor themselves during early development 3Study finds how organs monitor themselves during early development 4What's shaped like a pear and has 2 genomes? Check the pond 2What's shaped like a pear and has 2 genomes? Check the pond 3
(Date:8/18/2014)... 18, 2014 According to ... By Application (Municipal Wastewater Treatment and Industrial Wastewater ... Multi Tubular), By Configuration (Internal/Submerged and External/Sidestream), and ... MarketsandMarkets, The market for membrane bioreactor systems is ... at a CAGR of 15.28% between 2014 and ...
(Date:8/18/2014)... Vier führende deutsche Augenzentren nehmen ... auf, in der eine Intraokularlinse (IOL) geprüft ... bei allen Entfernungen verbessern, so dass die ... oder Gleitsichtbrille mehr benötigen. Die neue Linse, ... Intraocular Lens (FluidVision akkomodative Intraokularlinse) vertrieben ...
(Date:8/16/2014)... 16, 2014 Dr. Carl ... announced today that Agnes Westelinck, PharmD, has joined ... Partners Premier Experts are top tier consultants whose ... extraordinary value to the company’s clients. Premier Experts ... help clients successfully develop their medical products, pursue ...
(Date:8/15/2014)...  Two 5-foot-5 superbug-slaying machines were deployed from ... to JFK Hospital and ELWA Hospital in ... , where they will aid in the fight against ... - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140814/136426 The devices, ... environments where Ebola patients are being treated. TRU-D is ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market Worth $2,927 Million by 2019 2Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market Worth $2,927 Million by 2019 3Implantation einer revolutionären akkommodativen Linse bei Katarakt-Patienten in deutschen Augenzentren im Rahmen einer internationalen klinischen Studie 2Implantation einer revolutionären akkommodativen Linse bei Katarakt-Patienten in deutschen Augenzentren im Rahmen einer internationalen klinischen Studie 3Implantation einer revolutionären akkommodativen Linse bei Katarakt-Patienten in deutschen Augenzentren im Rahmen einer internationalen klinischen Studie 4Former GlaxoSmithKline Senior Executive Agnes Westelinck Joins NDA Partners as a Premier Expert Consultant 2Germ-Killing Robots Deployed to the Republic of Liberia To Aid in Battle Against Ebola Virus 2Germ-Killing Robots Deployed to the Republic of Liberia To Aid in Battle Against Ebola Virus 3
... Crosse, Wis. -- Firstlogic Inc. , a ... Corp. approved technology from Firstlogics Information Quality ... ,Oracle Warehouse Builder is a business intelligence integration ... allows users to design their business intelligence application ...
... Madison, Wis Promega Corporation and ... sub-license agreement in which Chemicon may use and ... , ,Under the agreement, Chemicon, California-based division ... use the technology to develop and sell ddRNAi-based ...
... Third Wave Technologies Inc. announced Tuesday that ... successfully extended to chromosomal analysis, opening a new ... with this important extension of the Invader technology, ... Invader analyte-specific reagents (ASRs) for prenatal chromosomal analysis ...
Cached Biology Technology:
... Immunogen: synthetic peptide corresponding to the third ... dopamine receptor, conjugated to KLH. The immunizing ... and mouse gene. Physical form: Solution ... 0.01% sodium azide. Titertest method: IHC ...
Canine Chondrocytes (CnC) (500,000 cells)...
... Fluorescein 6-Fam, Hex, Tet Cy3, ... Fluorescein Tamra Black Hole Quenchers Molecular ... Tet Tamra, Joe 3 Dabcyl ... New York Double labelled probes are purified ...
... Varioskan is a high performance spectral ... and incubator. With the advanced SkanIt ... reliability for drug discovery assay development. ... fluorescence intensity, time-resolved fluorescence and photometric ...
Biology Products: