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The Arctic, one place you don't want to get green is getting greener

Responsible for Earth's cooling, Arctic's sea ice cover shrank by 3.74 million square km in 2020

POlar Bear, Arctic
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A Polar Bear looks on as the surrounding turns green owing to climate change. (Shutterstock)

Shibu Tripathi New Delhi
The Arctic — home to polar bears, permanently frozen underground ice (Permafrost),  and a system responsible for cooling the planet — is facing a new challenge, the polar landscape is becoming greener, courtesy, climate change. 

A new study published in Nature, this week, found that the region has become greener as warm air and soil temperatures lead to increased plant growth. The study is the first to measure vegetation changes spanning the entire Arctic tundra, from Alaska, Canada to Siberia, using Nasa’s Landsat satellite data.

The study found that the greening of the Arctic occurred due to

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First Published: Sep 24 2020 | 12:31 PM IST

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