Scientists from the University of York and their colleagues from TSU’s ?enter of Excellence Bio-Clim-Land have made an expedition to the Great Vasyugan Mire, where the stationary research station of Tomsk State University is located. The experts from Britain have been studying peatlands, which absorb greenhouse gases from the atmosphere – carbon and methaneA colourless, odourless gas (chemical formula CH4). Some microbesproduce methane. It can also be found in underground deposits. Methane is the main component of natural gas, which is is an important... More – and play an important role in cooling the planet. The study aims to find out how swamps reacted to climate changeAccording to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, climate change is change in the climate of the whole Earth or a region of the Earth that is believed... More in the past, and to predict whether in the future peatlands will be able to fully perform their function as the Earth’s main refrigerator.

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