Findings from a new analysis of the Amazon suggests that more carbon is locked up by the peatlands underfoot, than in the more visible forests rising above. To give some perspective, one 120,000 sq km peat-rich basin accounts for just about 3% of the Peruvian Amazon, yet it stores almost 50% of its carbon stock. Obviously, this underscores the need to preserve these resources. The BBC has more: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30448519

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