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The power of peat: Canada’s secret weapon against climate change

Originally published in Global News

March 4, 2023

Scientists call them Canada’s Amazon Rainforest, and they could be at risk. Peatlands are ancient ecosystems that cool the planet by absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, trapping it deep underground. 

A quarter of peatlands on Earth are found here in Canada, but some are under threat from potential mining developments aimed at creating technology for a greener future. For The New Reality, Krista Hessey got rare access to a stunning and remote region in Ontario’s far north, an area that could make or break Canada’s climate goals.

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