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category national | environment | news report author Tuesday August 18, 2009 17:27author by madam k Report this post to the editors

An action to halt work at the world's largest peat-fired powerstation

Ireland has some of the world’s most important bogs. Peatlands comprise almost a fifth of Ireland’s land cover, and lock away a massive 1.2 billion tonnes of carbon. They are also home to around half our endangered bird species and around a quarter of endangered plant species. Peat bogs are amazingly efficient carbon sponges. A healthy bog typically stores 10 times more carbon per hectare than any other system, including forests. Peatland protection, according to the UN Environment Programme is “among the most cost-effective options for mitigating climate change”. Damage to peat bogs is now producing the equivalent of over a tenth of total global fossil-fuel emissions.

Bord na Mona and ESB are burning the dirtiest fossil fuel
It's time to restore all of Ireland's bogs to carbon sinks

Caption: shannonbridge climate action


 #   Title   Author   Date 
   Clean air     Bogger    Tue Aug 18, 2009 18:42 
   Well done !     Absent supporter    Tue Aug 18, 2009 20:27 
   a statement ?     Fin    Wed Aug 19, 2009 20:45 
   masked up?     Joe Piece    Thu Aug 20, 2009 13:19 
   masked up!     FSB!    Thu Aug 20, 2009 20:39 
   source?     info    Sun Aug 23, 2009 00:53 
   Thank Feck!     Daly    Thu May 27, 2010 05:04 


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