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End of an era as Ireland closes its peat bogs ‘to fight climate change’

Shift to renewables is too late say campaigners as peatlands will still emit greenhouse gases — When the semi-state company that harvests Ireland’s peatlands recently announced the closure of 17 bogs, the news was greeted as the end of an era. Turning the soggy landscape that covers much of Ireland’s midlands into a fuel source …

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