The CC Lab is featured in a National Geographic exploration of agricultural peat's effects on the climate.
"Wetlands, in which peatlands are included, are already in decline—35 percent since 1970. The current system of harvesting peat can remove one thousand years’ worth of sphagnum peat moss within just one or two decades.
In North America alone, 3-5 million metric tons of Canadian peat head south into the U.S. horticultural market every year. That does not include the environmental footprint of processing, packaging, and transportation, says Justin Freiberg of the Yale Carbon Containment Lab."