In today's news roundup, the massive container ship blocking the Suez Canal gets unstuck, inspectors in Galapagos find a suitcase with 185 rare tortoises, and this year, Japan's cherry trees are fully blooming earlier than ever before.
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A pine tree in the Czech Republic, known as the "Guardian of the Flooded Village", has won the European Tree of the Year contest. The goal of the contest is to encourage people to appreciate and protect trees.
In today's news roundup, Typhoon Faxai hits Japan, Norway is struck with a mystery dog illness, an artist plants a forest in a soccer stadium, and a boy gets teased for a t-shirt he created, which goes on to be a best-seller.
On July 29, the government of Ethiopia said the country planted more than 350 million trees in 12 hours as part of a project called "Green Legacy". The government believes its tree-planting effort has set a world record.
When Felix Finkbeiner was nine years old, he told his classmates, "Let's plant a million trees in every country of the world!" Now, 12 years later, his "Plant-for-the-Planet" project has planted over 1 billion trees.
In Japan, many people look forward to seeing the cherry trees bloom in the spring, So why are some cherry trees blooming now, almost five months early?