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Plant growth increases by 10%
News story originally written on April 17, 1997

Plant growth in the northern parts of the Earth has increased from 1981 to 1991. This suggests that the Earth is warming up and that nature is responding.

Over the past 30 years, the northern Earth has seen a slight increase in temperature. Scientists believe that mother nature is trying to correct this increase in temperature by more plant growth. Plants cool the air around them by eating the chemicals that make the air hot.


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