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China and India help make planet leafier

China and India, two of the world’s biggest polluters, are making it leafier – for now, a report says. The greening effect stems mainly from ambitious tree-planting in China and intensive farming in both countries. There are now more than 2 million sq miles of extra leaf area per year, compared with the early 2000s – a 5% increase. Extra foliage helps slows climate change, but researchers warn this will be offset by rising temperatures. Environment in multiple crises – report Study looks at climate change impact on European forests The Indian tribe that gave up hunting to save […]

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