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Climate Study Urges ‘Massive Scale’ Tree Planting in U.S. (1)

Jan. 31, 2020, 6:36 PMUpdated: Jan. 31, 2020, 7:17 PM

Planting trees may be one of the country’s best ways to suck carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to become carbon neutral and address climate change, according to a report published Friday by the World Resources Institute.

The climate crisis is so urgent that the U.S. government needs to spend $6 billion per year over the next decade in order to begin planting enough trees and develop other methods of carbon removal to make a difference for the climate, the report says.

About $4 billion of that should be in federal subsidies for planting trees, it says.

The U.S. has the ...

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