Carbon offsets have wide-ranging environmental benefits

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 06:02 in Mathematics & Economics

You can't grow money on trees, but you can earn money for letting trees grow. Or at least you can through a pioneering California program that allows forest owners around the United States to sell carbon credits to companies required by the state to reduce emissions. Researchers at Stanford analyzed the program and found that the initiative has valuable environmental benefits beyond just offsetting greenhouse gases.

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