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Dry inland waters are underrated players in climate change

Two recent studies of IGB-scientist Gabriel Singer: Dried freshwaters play an important role in the global carbon cycle, and are responsible for the release of CO2 and other climate-relevant gases.

Climate gases from water bodies

As the earth warms up, our bodies of water can release more methane and carbon dioxide. It is a vicious circle in which climate change itself intensifies. Researchers at IGB investigate the processes that lead to this release of greenhouse gases.

The city of tomorrow is "blue"

Much more than foul water in clogged canals: urban waters could make our cities more livable. On the World Cities Day, we have talked to IGB scientist Jörg Freyhof about how this can be achieved.
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Peatlands: at times dreadful, but above all dreadfully important

Peatland restoration plays an important role in protecting the climate and biodiversity. From 21 to 29 October 2018, Dubai hosted the “Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (COP13)”. Researchers from IGB accompany the restoration of peatlands with their expertise.

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