Climate Change

Earths Second Lung Has Emphysema

Earth’s Second Lung Has Emphysema

New research finds that boreal forests, where peatlands are extensive, store as much and maybe more carbon than tropical forests. But the boreal zone is increasing threatened by logging, road building, insect outbreaks, etc, and is also experiencing some of Earth’s highest rates of warming. Given its carbon role, we’ve got to better protect and sustainably manage this key natural resource.