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theguardian - 13 days ago

Weatherwatch: restore peat bogs to fight climate change

Peat moors store far more carbon dioxide than forests, as well as helping to control floodingPoliticians are getting very excited about planting millions of trees to curb climate change, but there is little mention of the peatlands of Britain.Peatlands may not be as glamorous as forests, but they store far more carbon dioxide. They occupy about 12% of the UK’s land area and store 5.5bn tonnes of carbon, over half of the entire country’s current carbon storage. Continue reading...


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