first_img  366 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20 Tagged with: environment Search Technology Search engine plants 40 million trees Melanie May | 31 October 2018 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20center_img  365 total views,  3 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. A search engine that uses its profits to plant trees has now planted 40 million, with the aim of reaching 50 million by 2019.Ecosia.org shows ads next to the search results, both of which are powered by Bing, and uses at least 80% of the profits it generates through ad revenue to support reforestation projects. Ecosia can be used on most devices and has browser extensions for all major browsers, such as Firefox, Safari, and Chrome. However it can also be manually added to smaller browsers, and there is also an iOS app, an Android app, and a Windows phone app for mobile devices. A counter in the corner of the search engine shows how users are contributing to the planting of a new tree through their searches. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Ecosia says it is the world’s largest not-for-profit search engine. A certified B Corporation, it has planted 40 million trees across 19 planting sites worldwide, including Burkina Faso, Madagascar, Indonesia and Peru. It is also what is known as a steward-owned company, which means shares cannot be sold at a profit or owned by people outside of the company, and no profits can be taken out of the company.In October, Ecosia also made an unsolicited one million euro offer to save the last remaining stretch of the 12,000-year-old Hambach Forest in Germany. A regional court has temporarily halted German energy company RWE’s plans to demolish the Forest for the expansion of the country’s largest coal surface mine, but RWE has formally rejected the offer, refusing so far to enter into any further negotiations.  Ecosia’s CEO and Co-founder, Christian Kroll, said users had been vocal on the topic of finding a way to permanently save the Hambach Forest. “We are offering one million euros to RWE to take the fate of this 12,000 year old forest out of limbo land. With their ability to mine for lignite under the remaining stretch of the forest in question, we ask RWE to consider this offer.”The offer was to remain open until the end of this month, with Ecosia also considering making a second offer. Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgWNY News Now / MGN Stock Image.MAYVILLE — The number of active COVID-19 cases in Chautauqua County dropped from 23 to 19 on Thursday.That’s according to Chautauqua County Health Officials, who also reported two new cases of a young adult and a male in his 20s.Officials say 325 cases are under quarantine/isolation orders by the Public Health Director and are being monitored. Not all of those being monitored are confirmed to have COVID-19 but have either shown symptoms, are awaiting results, or have risk factors.A total of 779 people are under domestic traveler quarantine for having arrived to Chautauqua County from a state listed on the New York State travel advisory. One person is hospitalized in Chautauqua County as of Tuesday. To date:190 recovered cases;8 deaths;217 total confirmed cases; and20,798 negative test results. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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