Colossal peat bog discovered in Congo

May 27, 2014, 2:30 AM EDT
Scientists say investigating the carbon-rich material could shed light on 10,000 years of environmental change in this little-studied region.
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A vast peatland has been discovered in a remote part of Congo-Brazzaville. The bog covers an area the size of England and is thought to contain billions of tonnes of peat. Scientists say investigating the carbon-rich material could shed light on 10,000 years of environmental change in this little-studied region.
Background:
Colossal peat bog discovered in Congo [BBC]
 

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