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N.W.T. peatlands store 24 billion tonnes of carbon

N.W.T. peatlands store 24 billion tonnes of carbon and are worth protecting, experts say

An Indigenous environmentalist and an ecosystems scientist say the N.W.T. has a responsibility for protecting its peatlands, because they store a significant amount of carbon that will increase climate change if its released into the atmosphere.
infamous Arctic nickel smelter to close
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Christmas Day brings final end to Barents region's largest air polluter

Smelting will stop on December 25 at the plant in Nikel near Russia's border to Norway.
Nornickel's pollution cloud covers fragile taiga
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Another smoggy Sunday in the town with factories owned by Russia's richest man

Nornickel’s pollution cloud covering the fragile taiga forest on the Kola Peninsula comes only a few days after CEO Vladimir Potanin said a company that pays high dividends to shareholders must be able to spend serious funds on ensuring sustainable development.
WWF urges Norway to protect its taiga forests to help fight climate change
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WWF urges Norway to protect its taiga forests to help fight climate change

The boreal forest is even more crucial for the world to store carbon than the tropical rainforest.
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