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India Plants 50 Million Trees in One Day, Smashing World Record

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Volunteers plant trees in Allahabad, India, on July 11, as part of an effort to restore 50 million trees in a day. PHOTOGRAPH BY RAJESH KUMAR SINGH, ASSOCIATED PRESS

More than 800,000 volunteers pitched in to help the country fight climate change.

July 20, 2016 — Although the feat has yet to be certified by Guinness World Records, Indian officials have reported that volunteers planted a whopping 49.3 million tree saplings on July 11, blowing past the previous record for most trees planted in a single day.  Continue reading India Plants 50 Million Trees in One Day, Smashing World Record