Planting trees could buy more time to fight climate change than thought

Earth has 0.9 billion hectares that are suitable for new forests


PLANTING TIME  There’s room on Earth for a lot more forests, a new study finds. Planting a lot of trees soon could capture carbon and buy time to cope with climate change.


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