Peatlands have always had a place in art, writing and poetry. In times of global warming these cultural reflections can help open up debate about the biodiversity and climate crisis.
The Angolan Highlands are hydrologically and ecologically important - and the region’s newly mapped peatlands are valuable “carbon sinks”.
Peat is partially decomposed plant matter that has accumulated over thousands of years.
Somerset Wetlands national nature reserve merges and extends six existing protected sites.
The hunting territories of wolves in the northern boreal forests are changing, in part due to the convenience of trails built for logging. This has placed caribou at an even greater risk.
The pledge to end deforestation holds great potential, but Canada has some work ahead if it is to make meaningful progress on the new goal and stop ongoing forest and carbon loss.
Peatlands have been central to how northern European folklore has explored fear and a sense of the supernatural for hundreds of years. Their persistence is also key to slowing down climate change.
New Zealanders have planted just over a quarter of a billion trees, about half of it native species, as part of an effort to increase carbon storage.
Solve the climate and extinction crises together, or solve neither.
What can gardeners use that isn’t so bad for the climate?
The UK’s marshes, bogs and fens provided the bare necessities of daily life for many centuries.
Peat beds around the world hold huge quantities of carbon and keep it from warming the planet. But rising temperatures and over-use could turn them from a brake on climate change into an accelerant.
We discovered wind farms in Spain that had carved up peat bogs, causing them to release carbon to the atmosphere.
Despite clear air as a result of the pandemic reducing human activities, our emissions still soar.
Researchers found that palm oil plantations up to five years old were more harmful to the climate than already established ones.
Restoring Britain’s woodlands and peatlands isn’t just a utopian dream.
The government has reportedly set aside 180,000 hectares of land for construction of a new capital in East Kalimantan.
Indonesia has permanently banned new clearing of primary forest and peatland. Here are three benefits of the policy.
The Indonesian government should improve transparency and public access to land-use data, make the ban on new plantations on primary forests permanent, and give communities access to forests.
George Monbiot talks with an ecologist about natural solutions to the climate crisis.