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extraction of a sample from the peat bog of the congo basin

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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World’s three biggest rainforests face year of precarious politics

Brazil, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Indonesia all face a year of political flux placing their vast rainforests in peril — Political uncertainty hangs over large swathes of the world’s tropical forests this year, raising the risk of more destruction and carbon emissions. Recent leadership changes in Brazil and the Democratic Republic of Congo, …

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