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Peatlands as prolific carbon sinks

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Northern peatlands store over 1,000 Gt of carbon, almost double previous estimates, according to a new analysis of peat core data. The fate of this peat carbon, however, is uncertain in a rapidly changing world.

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Fig. 1: Petite Bog, Nova Scotia.

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Amesbury, M.J., Gallego-Sala, A. & Loisel, J. Peatlands as prolific carbon sinks. Nat. Geosci. 12, 880–881 (2019) doi:10.1038/s41561-019-0455-y

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