Peatlands in Canada’s boreal forest.
Credit: Garth Lenz
Peatlands, those luxuriantly moss-capped, squishy, vast open spaces in the boreal underlain with yards-thick layers of undecomposed plant material, may not be the first habitats that people think of when talking about climate change. But they should be.
Though spanning only 3% of the Earth’s land area, peatlands store approximately [...]