Today is Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2020. Here’s what you need to know:
Jeff Bezos announced he is giving $10 billion to help fight climate change.
In an Instagram post on Monday, Bezos announced he is launching the Bezos Earth Fund and will begin issuing grants this summer.
“We can save Earth,” Bezos said. “It’s going to take collective action from big companies, small companies, nation states, global organizations and individuals.”
The Amazon CEO and richest man in the world has an estimated net worth of nearly $130 billion. His commitment to fight climate change will account for about 7.7% of his wealth.
News from The Post:
Kaitlin Bennett is promising to come back to Ohio University with “an army of gun owners” after appearing on campus Monday. (The Post)
The Ohio University Police Department hired two new police officers. (The Post)
Opinion: Fry’d Fries is proving that simplicity is sometimes the best route to take. (The Post)
Scores and Game Times:
Ohio men’s basketball will play Central Michigan today. (The Post)
Podcasts from The Post:
Host Matt Geiger discusses the importance of Andrew Yang’s suspended presidential campaign on this week’s episode of ‘Z Factor.’ (The Post)
Today will be cloudy with a high of 51 degrees. There’s an 80% chance of rain showers, so don’t forget your umbrella! (Courtesy of Scalia Lab)
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A Virginia State Senate turned down a proposed ban on assault-style weapons. (The New York Times)
Apple revenues is taking a hit after the coronavirus has decreased iPhone production. (CNN)
Nascar driver Ryan Newman is expected to survive after a crash at the Daytona 500 (The New York Times)