About Chloe Bennett

Chloe Bennett is a climate change reporter based in Lake Placid, NY. Originally from North Texas, Chloe has always been drawn to the natural world. In 2022, she graduated from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY where she focused on environmental reporting and audio production. She grew a deep appreciation for the Adirondack Park while interning for the Explorer in the summer of 2022.

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  1. Wooded says

    Or are impoundments a big part of the climate change problem?

    Pretty much all impoundments are flooded wetlands, or other areas that contained highly organic sediments. In contrast to natural lakes, impoundments usually have a much larger littoral zone, and usually have a lower waterbody volume to watershed area ratio – this all promotes eutrophication and methane gas release.


    Finally, concrete’s sponge effect that traps CO2 only offsets up to a little more than 25% of the CO2 emitted to produce the concrete in the first place. And only that portion of the concrete exposed to the atmosphere can actually absorb gas from the atmosphere. Add to that the CO2 cost of delivery (22 pounds of CO2 for every gallon of diesel burned getting the cement to the job site – and a loaded cement truck gets perhaps 3 miles per gallon) and it’s hard to see just how the math ever works in favor of the CO2 reduction.

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