#India, #China contribute most to global greenery: #NASA
WASHINGTON: India and China are leading the way in greening lands, thanks to ambitious tree-planting programs and intensive agriculture in both countries, NASA satellite data has shown.
The world is getting literally greener than it was 20 years ago, the study published in the latest edition in Nature Sustainability said.
It showed that at least 25 per cent of the global foliage expansion since the early 2000s came from China, with India close behind.
This surprising new development detected by NASA satellites showed that the two nations with the world’s biggest populations were leading the way with their ambitious tree planting programs and intensive agriculture.