Iceland is Bringing Back the Forests Razed by Vikings

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  • Iceland is trying to bring back the forests razed by the Vikings 1000 years ago.
  • After millions of seedlings have been planted each year, forests and shrubs take up six times the surface area, stretching across 2% of Iceland.
  • The Icelandic Forest Service is cross-breeding the Siberian larch with a European variety that may be better suited to temperatures warmed by climate change.

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