Sunday, December 09, 2007

The bog barons: Indonesia's carbon catastrophe

Wednesday, 05 December 2007
By Fred Pearce, New Scientist -- 1 December 2007
I AM standing in the heart of the world's second largest tropical peat swamp, the Kampar bog in central Sumatra, watching the swamp's water drain away along a small canal. Across the western side of the bog there are dozens more drains. The peat bog is bleeding to death before me.
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