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Wetlands, especially Peatlands, Store Carbon Best
If you canoe or kayak often, you’ve probably paddled by boggy areas with carnivorous pitcher plants — and signs of beaver nearby. Beaver dams on streams adjacent to boggy peatlands can help keep them water-logged, and safeguard the enormous amount of carbon stored there. Wetlands, and especially peatlands, are rated as the world’s best ecosystems for capturing and storing carbon dioxide. This is especially crucial during the on-going climate crisis because destroying wetlands add carbon dioxide, the major greenhouse gas, to the atmosphere.
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