11 Jan '18, 2pm

China is planting 16.3 million acres of forest this year

China is planting 16.3 million acres of forest this year

The pollution-beleaguered country plans to increase forest coverage to 23 percent of its total landmass by the end of the decade. I've always wondered how China could sit by as its air, water and other natural splendors were being turned into the stuff of dystopian nightmares. Outdoor air pollution contributes to the deaths of an estimated 1.6 million people in China annually (that's 4,400 people a day). Meanwhile, less than 20 percent of the water from underground wells used by farms, factories and homes is fit for drinking or bathing thanks to industrial and agricultural contamination. But with the recent news that the country will no longer be the world's dumping ground for plastic waste, and other ambitious green initiatives – nixing new coal-fired power plants, investing in renewable energy, et cetera – China is showing the world that it is changing its ways. The late...

Full article: https://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/china-pla...

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