FACTS OF THE DAY

2 October 2017

The world's tropical forests have become so degraded that, instead of absorbing carbon, they now emit more of it than all the traffic in the US.

theguardian.com

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The number of millionaires in the world rose 8% last year to 16.5 million, worth $63.5 trillion between them.

reuters.com

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In the last four years, Cyprus has made at least €4 billion selling citizenships to people from outside the EU.

qz.com

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Tesla sold 76,000 cars last year but still hasn’t made a profit.

theguardian.com

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Aston Martin has designed a luxury submarine.

qz.com

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Lake Geneva has a robot eel that swims around locating sources of water pollution.

epfl.ch