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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Private U.S. landowners may qualify for carbon payments under proposed legislation

Private U.S. landowners may qualify for carbon payments under proposed legislation

Date : 7th October 2009, Source : Mongabay



Have you ever found yourself wondering what your backyard is worth in carbon? It may seem like a silly question especially when deforestation in rainforest nations with millions of acres of tropical forest are spewing more CO2 into the atmosphere than any single industry but small-scale deforestation in the developed world adds up. Now, eight US Senators, who have sponsored a bipartisan bill in the United States to supplement the American Clean Energy and Security Act, aim to prove that small-scale forest projects are nothing to sneeze at.

http://news.mongabay.com/2009/1007-bennett_thoumi_forests.html





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