Global warming heralds lower timber values and shorter logging seasons in New Hampshire

Fri, 2007-03-02 10:53Bill Miller
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Global warming heralds lower timber values and shorter logging seasons in New Hampshire

Loggers and policy makers at a conference planned by the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests and Clean Air-Cool Planet also heard experts say the state could have seven times the number of high-temperature days by 2070 if things don't change.

Former New York Gov. George Pataki also spoke at the conference. He said forest industries should be part of the solution to climate change by reducing carbon emissions and using wood chips to produce a fuel similar to ethanol.

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A U.S. District Court judge ruled on June 27 that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Forest Service both wrongly approved expansion of the West Elk coal mine in Somerset, Colo., because they failed to take into account the economic impacts greenhouse gas emissions from the mining would have.
 
The federal agencies said it was impossible to quantify such impacts, but the court pointed out a tool is...
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