I NEWS: Saddleworth Moor could take a decade to recover after ‘apocalyptic’ blaze, wildlife chiefs warn

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Release date: 28/6/2018

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Dr Ellen Fry, an expert in plant and soil ecology at the University of Manchester, has told i she fears the fire could continue to burn underground in the moorland peat before later re-emerging even after the surface fire has been extinguished.She said: “A quite severe burn can go deep into the peat and release a huge amount of carbon as well as other greenhouse gases such as methane and the volatile elements causing pollution across Manchester.”

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TitleSaddleworth Moor could take a decade to recover after ‘apocalyptic’ blaze, wildlife chiefs warn
Media name/outletThe i News
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date28/06/18
DescriptionDr Ellen Fry, an expert in plant and soil ecology at the University of Manchester, has told i she fears the fire could continue to burn underground in the moorland peat before later re-emerging even after the surface fire has been extinguished.She said: “A quite severe burn can go deep into the peat and release a huge amount of carbon as well as other greenhouse gases such as methane and the volatile elements causing pollution across Manchester.”
URLhttps://inews.co.uk/news/saddleworth-moor-fire-blaze-wildlife-greater-manchester/
PersonsEllen Fry