Peat bogs are wetlands with soft ground composed of living and decaying moss. This kind of landmass is one of the greatest stores of carbon. Flanders Moss bog, which can be found in Scotland, is an 860-hectare (2,125-acre) site that has been hacked away and drained to make space for farmland.
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Researchers in Scotland are now tracking these bogs using the latest satellite technology, which provides information on how healthy they are and how much carbon they hold. This monitoring helps restoration efforts to lock carbon in the country. Check out The Guardian’s full piece on Scotland’s peat bogs here!
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