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World’s largest peatland with vast carbon-storage capacity found in Congo

peatlands in the central congo basin
The remote Cuvette Centrale peatlands in the central Congo basin is one of the most carbon-rich ecosystems on Earth. Photograph: Simon Lewis/University of Leeds

Carbon-rich peatlands in remote Congo basin could store three years’ worth of world’s fossil fuel emissions, say scientists

January 11, 2017 — Scientists have discovered the world’s largest tropical peatland in the remote Congo swamps, estimated to store the equivalent of three year’s worth of the world’s total fossil fuel emissions.  Continue reading World’s largest peatland with vast carbon-storage capacity found in Congo