The UK's marshes, bogs and fens provided the bare necessities of daily life for many centuries.
Jan. 11, 2021 • ~8 min
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Peatlands keep a lot of carbon out of Earth's atmosphere, but that could end with warming and development
Peat beds around the world hold huge quantities of carbon and keep it from warming the planet. But rising temperatures and over-use could turn them from a brake on climate change into an accelerant.
Dec. 7, 2020 • ~9 min
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Peatlands will become a major source of greenhouse gases as the permafrost thaws.
Aug. 12, 2020 • ~5 min
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We discovered wind farms in Spain that had carved up peat bogs, causing them to release carbon to the atmosphere.
Aug. 5, 2020 • ~7 min
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