Swamps, wetlands may be key in fight against climate change

Indo-Asian News Service: Swamps and wetlands could be 50 times more effective than rain forests in storing carbon, an Australian scientist researching the topic said Monday. Researchers at Victoria's Deakin University found swamps bank up to one-third of the carbon found in terrestrial soils, yet only occupy 4 percent of the planet's land surface. They are confident that wetlands will be a huge carbon sink that was missing in previous global carbon budgets. Senior lecturer in freshwater ecology, Rebecca Lester, told the......

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