United Kingdom: Scientists warn on damage to peatlands

Financial Times: Scientists have warned that damaged UK peatlands – areas formed over thousands of years from dead and decaying plants in waterlogged conditions – are a significant source of carbon dioxide. They release the equivalent of almost 3.7m tonnes of CO2 a year – equal to the average emissions of about 660,000 UK households, more than all the households of Edinburgh, Cardiff and Leeds combined. A report by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature describes peatlands as a “Cinderella” habitat:......

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