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Draining huge African peatland a threat to climate: study

Draining huge African peatland a threat to climate: study

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by January 13, 2017 World News

Paris (AFP) – A swampy forest in central Africa the size of England covers previously unknown carbon stocks equivalent to three years’ worth of global CO2 emissions, scientists revealed Wednesday.

Draining these peatlands for agriculture, or reduced rainfall due to climate change, would release massive amounts of planet-warming greenhouse gases, they warned in a study published in Nature magazine. We’re sorry. You don't have permission to access this page. Please sign up to have full access to this page.

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