Tropical peatland carbon losses from oil palm plantations may be underestimated

9 julio 2015

Peatlands — waterlogged, organic soils — have developed over thousands of years as carbon storage systems. In Southeast Asia, peat swamp forests cover about 250,000 square kilometers, a land area about the size of Michigan. Draining tropical peatlands for oil palm plantations may result in nearly twice as much carbon loss as official estimates, according to a new study.
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/~3/TtG73yN2RyU/150709162415.htm

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