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World's largest peatland with vast carbon-storage capacity found in Congo

12 January 2017

Dr Greta Dargie and Professor Simon Lewis (UCL Geography) led a research team that mapped the Cuvette Centrale peatlands in the central Congo basin and found they cover 145,500 sq km and could lock in 30bn tonnes of carbon that was previously not known to exist. Read: The Guardian, More: Washington Post, New York Times, The Conversation