FSU climate scientists receive Department of Energy funding to study greenhouse gas emissions from peatlands

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Peatlands store a significant amount of the Earth’s carbon and have functioned as an important moderator of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere for thousands of years. But as peatlands are lost to overextraction and affected by a warmer climate, the impact on these natural carbon scrubbers remains unclear.

A team of researchers from Florida State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Oak Ridge National Lab and the University of Arizona received a $3.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to investigate the status of carbon stored in peatlands, environments that are at risk of carbon release due to climate change. The funding is part of a wider $178 million effort to advance breakthroughs in sustainable technology to improve industries such as public health and food production and to address climate change.

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