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The Earth Is Greener Than It Was 20 Years Ago, According to NASA

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When you think about our planet and all the changes the climate has undergone in recent decades, it’s easy to become overwhelmed — and maybe even a little worried. But there are plenty of good changes happening in our environment, too. NASA recently released new satellite photos and confirmed that the world is becoming a greener, and leafier place — thanks largely in part to the efforts by India and China to plant new trees. 

In the past two decades, NASA reports, the planet’s green leaf area has increased a total of 5 percent, which is equal to about two million square miles or the entire area of all of the Amazon rainforests.