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Guest article: A plan to solve the mysteries of Congo’s vast peat bogs

Peat is a type of wetland soil made from partially decomposed plant material and is rich in carbon. We estimate that a reserve of about 30 billion tonnes of carbon is contained in the peatlands that we have discovered, the equivalent of three years of global emissions related to fossil fuels.

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Guest post: A plan to solve the mysteries of Congo’s vast tropical peatland

Prof Simon Lewis is a researcher of global change science at the University of Leeds and University College London, as well as a contributing editor for Carbon Brief — Last year, I led a team of scientists in publishing the first-ever map of a vast peatland in the central Congo Basin. Covering 145,500 square kilometres …

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