peat bogs

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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