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The WTF: The Week This Friday Vol. 26

This is the Week This Friday! 6 quick-and-smart briefs about happenings in the environmental space.

Elon Musk ranked the second richest person in the world.

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Mr. Musk did it again. Tech giant has become ranked the second richest person in the world right behind Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. He jumped the ranks after Tesla stocks boomed from $7.2bn to $128bn.

Tesla is considered the most valuable car firm in the world, but manufactures only a portion of the cars that Toyota, VW, and GM make. With only a vision of growth going forward, Tesla is looking to expand in Europe as the car trends seem to be geared towards smaller vehicles.

Tesla is now considered the biggest new entrant on the S&P 500, with more than a $500bn market value, this sparked a buying frenzy into the electric giants car shares. Musk has even more exciting news as four astronauts launched off to the International Space Station by SpaceX, which is another one of Elon’s tech ventures.


Salty Treat: Don’t let moose lick your cars.

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As if this is not the most Canadian thing you have heard yet? Officials warn drivers to not let moose lick the salt on your car. The moose enjoy the road salt splashed onto cars as a treat and they are having a hard time resisting this salty snack.

Jasper National Park officials warn that this poses a great threat for moose and drivers, as it allows the animals near your car and become socialized enough to approach vehicles over time. This poses a great threat as it can cause fatal road accidents if in a collision with a moose.

Moose are especially dangerous in collisions due to their large size and they can often charge if they feel threatened – avoiding human interaction is the best for the wellbeing of wildlife. In order to protect the animals, fines of up to $25,000 can be faced for visitors found disturbing wildlife.

Jaspers National Parks spokesperson Steve Young states “Moose and cars are not a good mix. If you hit the moose with your car, you take the legs out from under it and it’s going through your windshield.” We hope this does not become a greater issue and that the moose stay away from the salty snack.


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