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20 Hectares of Peatland in Ogan Ilir Burned - 22 Jun, 2017
TEMPO.CO, Palembang - Some 20 hectares of peatland in Parit Village, Ogan Ilir District, South Sumatra, was burned on Monday night. The Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) South Sumatra acting director Iriansyah alleged that the peatland was intentionally set on fire. Read more...

Slowly oxidizing peat releases as much carbon as burning in Southeast Asia - 19 Jun, 2017
Peat oxidation in the west of insular Southeast Asia has resulted in the release of 2.5 gigatonnes of carbon since 1990, according to researchers in Singapore, the Netherlands and the UK. Read more...

Groundwater Could Play a Major Role in Controlling and Preventing Forest Fires - 17 Jun, 2017
A recent study puts forth a new factor for judging the flammability of forests: groundwater. Read more...

Biologists have explored how testate amoebae survive in peat fires - 16 Jun, 2017
Scientists have studied the impact of wildfire on testate amoebae Read more...

Banks on the path of responsible financing - 15 Jun, 2017

People matter for peat - 15 Jun, 2017
Better management of Indonesia’s vast peatlands, some of the biggest and most efficient carbon stores on the planet, which have been extensively degraded, means working with the people who make their living from them. Read more...

Tropical peat forests can become carbon emitters - 13 Jun, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C.: Peat bogs in tropical forests, long key outlets for greenhouse gases, could dry up from farming and global warming, further accelerating climate change and putting more pressure on wetlands, a study out on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) found. Read more...

Peatlands, already dwindling, could face further losses - 12 Jun, 2017
Climate change could damage the fragile zones, causing major carbon emissions Read more...

Peatlands Survey in Lao PDR, February 2015 GEF-6 Consultation Meeting, Kuala Lumpur EU Ambassadors visit to Raja Musa Forest Reserve. More photos >>


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