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Rewetting German marshes to blunt climate change impact

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Marshes cover three percent of the Earth's surface and trap twice as much CO2 as all forests. Amid the fields of northern Germany a vast expanse of bulrushes has been planted to form one of Europe's largest reclaimed marshes. Just four years ago, the 10-hectare (25-acre) plot close to the town of Malchin was a simple field.Like 98 percent of Germany's historic wetlands, the area slowly dried up over centuries as its peat was harvested and the soil cultivated for grain or keeping livestock. Now, the land has been rewetted and planted with rushes that rise up to two meters (seven feet) high.
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  • Gorffly mokua

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    One step at a timeπŸ’š

    • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

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      good step indeed

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      • Harrison wambui

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        Good action indeed

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        • winnie nguru

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          This is what effort looks like.

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          • Munene Mugambi

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            I commend such honourable actions by the Deutsche

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