Climate study planned

Climate study planned

5 March 2008

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UK — Hundreds of children from around The Peak District will researchclimate change.

Pupils from Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Tameside in GreaterManchester will study the environment of the national park.

Honley High School is among schools taking part.

Pupils will study the wildlife, peat depth, vegetation cover and the watertable as part of National Science Week, which starts on Monday.

Peak District National Park spokesman Chris Robinson explained the importanceof the study.

He said: “Moors are not only globally-rare habitats, they are verysensitive to climate change. They store more carbon than all the forests in theUK and France combined, but have suffered from centuries of erosion, fire damageand pollution.

“The students’ research will make an important contribution torestoration work in the national park.”

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