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Guest post: Vast carbon store found under Congo swamp forest

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Congo basin peatland. Credit: Simon Lewis.

A guest article by Prof Simon Lewis, professor of global change science at University College London and the University of Leeds

January 14, 2017 — In the middle of the Congo Basin in central Africa is a low-lying area known as the Cuvette Centrale. It is home to the world’s second largest tropical wetland, after the Pantanal in Brazil. Continue reading Guest post: Vast carbon store found under Congo swamp forest