The climate change superstars few have heard about

The crucial role peat bogs play in fighting climate change

An unexcavated area of bog near Aitkin, Minn.
An area of bog that has not been excavated by American Peat Technology sits under a cloudy sky March 28, near Aitkin, Minn.
Derek Montgomery for MPR News | 2020

There are about 6 million acres of peatlands in Minnesota — nearly 10% of our state. And it turns out, peat bogs have climate change fighting superpowers!

Chris Lenhart, a University of Minnesota professor and researcher for The Nature Conservancy, joined to tell us more about why peat bog restoration is critical as we face climate change.

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