Study: Forest protection also needed to combat climate change

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MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY – The U.S. would need to cover at least 89 percent of its land with forests to sequester all the carbon from coal-fired power plants, according to a new study from Michigan Technological University researchers.

It’s not a realistic solution to burning of fossil fuels, said Joshua Pearce, professor of material sciences and electrical engineering at Michigan Tech. Instead, the U.S. should move away from using fossil fuels and develop more efficient and effective solar panels and solar farms, he said.

The study was published in Scientific Reports, a Nature publication …

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