Monday 21 August 2017

BT Young Scientist: Bog study could help reduce CO2 emissions

Fiona Molloy, Sarah Denby and Louise Egan. Photo: Frank McGrath
Fiona Molloy, Sarah Denby and Louise Egan. Photo: Frank McGrath
Independent.ie Newsdesk

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Three students from Athlone Community College believe their research could help local authorities reduce carbon emissions from bogs in their areas.

Louise Egan, Sarah Denby and Fiona Molloy carried out an in-depth study into re-wetted and degraded raised bogs.

They found that bogs that had been drained for peat harvesting released more carbon dioxide.

The trio hope their findings will influence councils to re-wet drained bogs in a bid to cut down on their carbon footprint.

Irish Independent

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