News for the Week (10/12/2018)

Model 3 Becomes One of the Best Selling Cars

The all-electric Tesla Model 3 is now one of America’s best selling cars. (Link) Electric vehicles in general now make up 3% of the market share. (Link)

Tiger Population in Nepal Has Nearly Doubled Since 2009

Conservation efforts and government initiatives in Nepal have led to the near doubling of the tiger population, from 121 in 2009 to 235 today. Leaders of countries with tiger populations met in 2010 and set a goal to double their the tiger populations by 2022. To read more, click here: (Link)

Malaysia Halts Expansion of Palm Oil Plantations; Aims to Maintain Forests

Primary Industries Minister, Teresa Kok, said “We are committed to maintain at least 50 percent of the land as forest cover, so we won’t allow any expansion of these oil palm plantations.” When asked about future revenues, she mentioned the current glut in palm oil supply due to over production in Malaysia and Indonesia – the largest producers. Click here to read more: Link

Substance Found in Fruit and Vegetables Shown to Extend Lifespan

Researchers from the University of Minnesota have found that a compound in fruits and vegetables, fisetin, extends lifespan in rodent studies. Click here to read more: Link

US Supreme Court Adds New Justice

Brett Kavanaugh was voted into the Supreme Court last Saturday as an Associate Justice. Gallup polling indicated a relatively high opposition (42%) to Brett’s confirmation. Click here to read his Wikipedia article: Link

Elon Musk Donates to Flint Community School for Water Filtration Systems

Elon Musk donated $480,000 to the Flint Community School System so they can add water filtration systems to all of their drinking fountains in order for the students to have safe drinking water. Click here to read more: Link

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