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bog

A quagmire covered with grasses, wet, spongy ground; a small marsh or plant community on moist, acidic peat.

bog

an area of peat formation, typically in upland situations, which supports an extremely OLIGOTROPHIC vegetation. See FEN.
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According to the agenda, a three-member nomination committee for nominating four independent BoG members including a woman member will be formed.
Located north of Tregaron and formed more than five thousand years ago, the bogs were damaged by locals historically harvesting them for peat for heating purposes.
With limestone we could reclaim the bogs cheaply all over the neighbourhood--in fact a limekiln there would be worth a small fortune.
While there are approximately 70 peatlands (bogs, fens, and forested peatlands) registered with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Nature Preserves (IDNR-DNP) (most of which have some form of protection), peatlands with healthy, reproducing tamarack populations are few.
Why do ice and peat bogs both preserve mummies so well?
"Healthy peat bogs are not only great for wildlife, but they offer many wider benefits, including soaking up rainfall to prevent flooding downstream, providing clean drinking water and storing carbon to prevent climate change.
The Barroughter and Clonmoylan Bog Action Group claimed the Emergency Response Unit was involved in the operation, but a Garda spokesman was unable to confirm this.
"It is thought that peat actually contains about 65% of the planet's carbon dioxide and peat bogs store twice as much carbon as all of the world's forests.
The Sax-Zim Bog Is part of North America's immense boreal forest, one of world's great ecosystems.
By taking away people's right to cut the turf from these bogs they are not simply leaving them freezing throughout the winter, they are robbing them of their heritage.
The peat moss is commercially harvested (or "mined"--depending on which side of the debate you're on) from these bogs. The process involves digging a network of drainage ditches and settling basins so that the water drains away from the wetland and the bog begins to dry out and die.