"Colossal Peat Bog Discovered in Congo"

"A vast peatland has been discovered in a remote part of Congo-Brazzaville.

The bog covers an area the size of England and is thought to contain billions of tonnes of peat.

Scientists say investigating the carbon-rich material could shed light on 10,000 years of environmental change in this little-studied region.

Dr Simon Lewis, from the University of Leeds, said: "It's remarkable that there are parts of the planet that are still uncharted territory."

He added: "Few people venture into these swamps as they are quite difficult places to move around in and work in.""

Rebecca Morelle reports for BBC News May 27, 2014.


"Peat Bog as Big as England Found in Congo-Brazzaville" (Guardian)

Source: BBC News, 05/28/2014