News for the Week (11/2/2018)

Solar Road Projects in the Netherlands Get the Green Light

After a 300 foot solar bike path proved successful in the Netherlands, two solar road pilot projects will be built for heavy traffic use. (Link)

Solar Bike Path

23 Ways the World is Becoming a Better Place

If you watch the nightly news, it may not be readily apparent but world is becoming more awesome each day in many ways. For example, extreme poverty is down, child labor is decreasing, life expectancy is rising, violent crime in the US is going down, literacy rates are going up, and more. Click here to read more: Link

Eating Organic Food May Reduce Your Risk of Getting Cancer

A new study out of France concluded that eating organic food lowers your overall risk of developing cancer. The study concluded: “A higher frequency of organic food consumption was associated with a reduced risk of cancer. Although the study findings need to be confirmed, promoting organic food consumption in the general population could be a promising preventive strategy against cancer.” Study link: Link

To learn more about organic labeling and some of the benefits of organic, click this Mayo Clinic link: Link

Image Source: USDA

Monsanto Loses Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit Over Pesticide’s Negative Health Effects

A man from California successfully sued Monsanto for $289 million dollars arguing that exposure to their pesticide, glyphosate (also know as Roundup – the most used pesticide ever) gave him cancer. More recently, a judge rejected Monsanto’s appeal, but did reduce the settlement amount. (Link)

Image Source: Home Depot

Elon Musk’s Boring Company Opening Tunnels to the Public

Elon Musk’s, Boring Company, will open a rapid-transit tunnel under Los Angeles to the public on December 10th. Passengers will travel at 150 mph on either an electrically powered platform, called a skate, that can carry up to 16 passengers or a car driven onto it. (Link)

Image source: The Boring Company

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