Protecting peat bogs could help the world avert the worst effects of global warming, a new study has found.
“Despite covering a small area, they really pack a carbon punch when it comes to carbon storage in ecosystems,” one researcher said of peatlands. 
Key targets for greenhouse gas emissions “would be very difficult or nearly impossible to achieve” if we don't preserve peatlands. 
“Despite covering a small area, they really pack a carbon punch when it comes to carbon storage in ecosystems,” one researcher said of peatlands. 
I interrupt your morning for some news about BOGS. Peat bogs are massive (and ecologically valuable) carbon sinks, but they’re drying out, which releases their carbon and increases the risk of fires. The challenge: how to re-wet them
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Protecting peat bogs as terrestrial carbon stores. Without protection and restoration efforts, some targets for greenhouse gas emissions “would be very difficult or nearly impossible to achieve”
“Despite covering a small area, they really pack a carbon punch when it comes to carbon storage in ecosystems,” said Mike Waddington, a peat researcher at McMaster University. “They are really important in global climate regulation.” From
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