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Climate change could impact Scotland's drinking water

28 days ago   |   By Friends of the Earth Scotland

We all know that climate change is already bringing water shortages and droughts around the world but a new study finds that the impact of climate change on Scotland's peatlands will spell trouble for drinking water supplies.
Around 70% of our drinking water in Scotland comes from peaty areas. This is mostly a good thing because rain water takes time to pass through peat which filters our many impurities.
A problem which is going to get worse is the presence of dissolved organic carbon from the peat. This organic material is responsible for the brown colour of water from peaty areas. These...
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