Today is Tuesday, July 14. Here’s what you need to know:
A German nonprofit is doing its part to help the planet by planting its 100 millionth tree this month.
The search engine Ecosia uses its ad revenue to plant trees around the world. Ecosia specifically targets areas where trees are needed most, such as those with high biodiversity and those most impacted by deforestation.
It took Ecosia 11 years to reach this milestone. During that time, the search engine also created a “tree nursery” in Madagascar that housed 200,000 trees and planted over 3 million trees in Brazil, among other projects.
Ecosia planted its 50 millionth tree last year, meaning it doubled the number of trees planted in just a year. At a time of global unrest and climate change concerns, Ecosia continues to bring good news to the environmental world.
News from The Post:
Bars and restaurants in Athens are closing as COVID-19 cases rise in the city. (The Post)
The city of Athens may start mandating the public use of masks to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. (The Post)
Eight Ohio University student athletes tested positive for the coronavirus earlier this month. (The Post)
Today will be the perfect summer day to go outside. Skies will be clear, and the high is 87 degrees. (Courtesy of Scalia Lab)
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A New Jersey police chief resigned after he was accused of making bigoted and sexist comments. (NBC News)