Flint has been suffering from a lack of access to clean water for over a year now due to lead contamination. That’s why Elon Musk and his foundation for technological developments has granted nearly half a million dollars to schools in Flint in order to install new water filtration systems. The filtration technology makes use of an ultraviolet purification method that will disinfect and rid water pipes of bacteria.

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The latest annual report of the International Energy Agency suggests that the world will install over 1 terawatt of clean energy within the coming five years. That’s more than the entire power generation of the European Union today. The expected growth is made possible by a rise in the number of solar, wind, and hydro installations as well as more accommodating government policies. The new forecast also expects solar energy capacity to rise threefold, overshadowing bioenergy to become the third largest source of renewable energy.

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While the Paris Climate Agreement strives to keep global average temperatures below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, the ultimate goal is to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C. How important is that difference though? What might happen if the temperatures rise just 2 degrees higher? This finely made graph will give you all the unfortunate details—while making you realize why we all need to do more to limit emissions.

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The Hyperloop has long been a distant concept, but now we’ve just gotten a first glimpse of what a passenger ‘capsule’ of the Hyperloop will actually look like. Resembling high-speed trains found in Europe and Japan, the Hyperloop capsule is around 100 feet long, is able to transport up to 40 passengers, and is designed to travel at a mind-boggling 750 mph. That would make it possible to commute from Los Angeles to San Francisco in just 35 minutes. Have a look for yourself here.

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Besides giving us stories to cherish, recent research shows immersing yourself in a good book can do wonders for your mental health. By looking through the eyes of characters, you understand their pain and their joy, which can lead to greater empathy. That can also help to relieve loneliness and make life a lot more pleasant. Here’s what else neuroscientists say about brain benefits that good books can give.

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In those moments when we were all experiencing “the calm before the storm,” we could not yet know the impact Hurricane Florence would have on our state, but we were certain it would be significant. In its aftermath, Florence indeed left a devastating mark on some of North Carolina’s already-vulnerable communities.

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Practicing yoga can help reduce paranoid thoughts, memory problems, trouble concentrating, and obsessive thoughts in prison inmates, according to new research published in Frontiers in Psychiatry. “My research is in the field of psychiatry with three distinct branches.

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In order to reduce congestion, the city of Aspen, Colorado, is employing a city mobility lab to study traffic patterns and trial an app called Miles to encourage less driving. The goal is to try to decrease the number of cars coming into the town each day by 800.

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When it comes to transportation, cities are facing a moment of reckoning. Private ride-hailing apps like Uber are threatening to cannibalize mass transit.

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Renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Keith Black (chair of the department of neurosurgery and director of the Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles) has pioneered advances in our understanding and treatment of brain cancers and complex neurological conditions.

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