The EPA has published EPA Research Report 401: Peatland Properties Influencing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Removals.

View the project highlights video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4lPSVh8Nr0

What are the key takeaways?

  • Bogs come in different shapes and depths.
  • Their historical uses have affected their properties.
  • They lose their precious store of carbon when drained.
  • The solution is to raise the water table.
  • Site-by-site approach to retweeting needed to return them to acting as a natural carbon storage machine.

Link to the Report:

https://www.epa.ie/publications/research/epa-research-2030-reports/research-401-peatland-properties-influencing-greenhouse-gas-emissions-and-removal.php