Latest Peat Stories
We hear reports every day about the dangers and evils of carbon emissions, but could there be a good side?
The northern part of the North Island of New Zealand is marked at approximately 38° S latitude by a distinct ecological boundary known as the "kauri line".
New clues as to how the Earth's remote ecosystems have been influenced by the Industrial Revolution are frozen in glaciers.
A team of researchers has discovered and reconstructed a 300-million-year-old tropical forest that was preserved by a volcanic eruption.
In 1997, a forest fire in Indonesia ignited an area of peatlands that smouldered for months.
The latest episode in the American Chemical Society's (ACS) award-winning "Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions" podcast series puts forth the reassuring finding that concerns about global warming having a domino effect — unleashing 600 billion tons of carbon in vast expanses of peat in the Northern hemisphere and accelerating warming to disastrous proportions — may be less justified than previously thought.
A new study comparing the carbon-holding power of freshwater wetlands has produced measurements suggesting that wetlands in temperate regions are more valuable as carbon sinks than current policies imply, according to researchers.
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