Latest Peat Stories
Global warming is speeding the release of carbon dioxide, a chief greenhouse gas, from underground peat in subarctic wetlands, Dutch research indicates. The research suggests rising temperatures are adding to the magnitude and velocity of global warming, Free University plant ecologist Ellen Dorrepaal and colleagues write in the journal Nature. Their research shows that raising temperatures about 1 degree Celsius accelerates total ecosystem respiration rates by as much as 60 percent, creating...
A new European study finds that climate change is accelerating the release of carbon dioxide (CO2) from sub-Arctic peatlands, stimulating a fierce cycle of global warming.
New study is among first to show benefits that carbon payments could have for populations of endangered large mammals in tropical forests.
In the last decade, Asian farmers have cleared tens of thousands of square miles of forests to accommodate the worldâ€™s growing demand for palm oil, an increasingly popular food ingredient.
A top Australian scientist said Thursday that the nationâ€™s bushfires, which have devastated Victoria state, have released millions of tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
Severe fires in Indonesia â€“ responsible for some of the worst air quality conditions worldwide â€“ are linked not only to drought, but also to changes in land use and population density.
More than 200 scientists from around the world have attended the weeklong POLinSAR 2009 workshop hosted at ESRIN, ESAâ€™s Earth Observation centre in Frascati, Italy.
A team of Czech, Spanish and British scientists has produced the first map to outline the level of alien plant invasions across the European Union. The researchers said biological invasions are one of the major threats to biodiversity and also affect the economy and human health.
Biological invasions are one of the major threats to biodiversity and in many cases they have considerable impact on economy and human health.
Billions of tons of carbon sequestered in the world's peat bogs could be released into the atmosphere in the coming decades as a result of global warming.
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