Brady Dennis of The Washington Post reports on local conservation efforts.
- Conservationists in Virginia and North Carolina are stepping up to restore local peatlands.
- Peatlands are a type of wetland, and while they only cover 3% of the Earth’s surface, they store more CO2 than all other vegetation sources combined.
- Peatlands also preserve biodiversity, minimize flood risk, and ensure safe drinking water.
- Restoring these peatlands is a crucial component to reducing impacts from climate change.
Read the full article here.