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Peatlands

Peat, also called turf, is an accumulation of partially decayed vegetation or organic matter that is unique to natural areas called peatlands, bogs, mires, moors, or muskegs. The peatland ecosystem is the most efficient carbon sink on the planet because peatland plants capture the CO2 which is naturally released from the peat; this maintains an equilibrium.

Year: 2017

Tags: bog http://www.grida.no/resources/11020 lake landscape Latvia mire moss peatland peatlands pinetree plant tree wetland

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