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The Hidden Superpowers of Moss

You may not think much about moss, but it has a hidden super power, and it’s been used to save countless lives.

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When bogs burn, the environment takes a hit


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Images

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Peat_fire_in_Selangor,_Malaysia_on_5_June_2013.JPG
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/sphagnum-moss-gm172952983-6616761
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