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Milan Plans to Plant 3 Million Trees by 2030

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Milan is the latest city to embrace “going green” in a major way. According to the Associated Press, the Italian city revealed plans to plant 3 million trees by the year 2030. 

If successful, the increase in greenery could have a major impact on the lives of the fashion capital’s 1.4 million citizens; experts say that the new trees could “offer relief from the city’s muggy, sometimes tropical weather,” per AP. Milan officials also estimated that the 30 percent increase in trees could not only absorb an additional 5 millions tons of carbon dioxide a year, but also reduce PM10 small particulates by 3,000 tons over the course of the decade. However the biggest impact that the increased number of trees could have would be on the temperature, with estimates projecting that the new trees could lower the city’s temperatures by 2 degrees Celsius.