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Angola’s peatlands trap carbon and clean the region’s water – how we mapped this newly found landscape

By Mauro Lourenco, PhD student, University of the Witwatersrand
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Ask most people what they picture when thinking about natural “carbon sinks” – ecosystems that absorb and store greenhouse gases – and they’ll probably describe a forest. Reforestation is a common feature of climate change plans.

But there’s another equally important, often overlooked type of natural carbon sink: peatlands. These are a particular type of wetland ecosystem in which dark, loamy…The Conversation

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