The Big Payback from Bringing Back Peat Bogs

Yale Environment 360: Wild fires that swept across Russia during the record heat wave last summer wrecked crops, triggered a global surge in wheat prices, caused pitch-black smogs that killed thousands of people and -- though not much noted at the time -- poured huge amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. The gas came mainly from burning peat in wide areas of drained bogs around Moscow. The world had seen nothing like it since peat bogs burned in Indonesia in 1998, shrouding neighboring countries in smoke for......

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