A beneficial way to dispose of the Sierra's lost trees: Use them for energy

What do you do with 102 million dead trees, strewn across the Sierra Nevada’s forests? According to California’s Forest Service, something productive; previously left to stand in place and risk spreading fire at a much faster rate, the trees are now being used to produce energy. Though this solution had been tested in the 1990s and was found to produce more environmental harm than good, a few small, innovative companies are now working to extract energy through an environmentally sound method.

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