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Regreening the planet could cut as much carbon as halting oil use – report

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Planting trees is one of the best ways to harness the power of nature to cut carbon emissions, says study. Photograph: Ben Curtis/AP

Natural solutions such as tree planting, protecting peatlands and better land management could account for 37% of all cuts needed by 2030, says study

October 17, 2017 — Planting forests and other activities that harness the power of nature could play a major role in limiting global warming under the 2015 Paris agreement, an international study showed on Monday. Continue reading Regreening the planet could cut as much carbon as halting oil use – report

India Plants 50 Million Trees in One Day, Smashing World Record

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Volunteers plant trees in Allahabad, India, on July 11, as part of an effort to restore 50 million trees in a day. PHOTOGRAPH BY RAJESH KUMAR SINGH, ASSOCIATED PRESS

More than 800,000 volunteers pitched in to help the country fight climate change.

July 20, 2016 — Although the feat has yet to be certified by Guinness World Records, Indian officials have reported that volunteers planted a whopping 49.3 million tree saplings on July 11, blowing past the previous record for most trees planted in a single day.  Continue reading India Plants 50 Million Trees in One Day, Smashing World Record