Earth is greener than it was 20 years ago, but not why you think

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Two NASA satellites have watched Earth grow greener over the last 20 years — in large part because China is hellbent on planting millions of trees. 

Earth’s greening — meaning the increase in areas covered by green leaves — has made the greatest gains in China and India since the mid-1990s. “The effect comes mostly from ambitious tree-planting programs in China and intensive agriculture in both countries,” NASA wrote on Tuesday as it released maps of the planet-wide changes. 

China kickstarted its tree-planting mobilizations in the 1990s to combat erosion, climate change, and air pollution. This dedicated planting — sometimes done by soldiers — equated to over 40 percent of China’s greening, so far. Read more…

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Source: https://mashable.com/article/greening-china-india-nasa/
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