Texas Leaders Worry That Bitcoin Mines Threaten to Crash State Power Grid

"Residents in the small town of Granbury are raising alarms over noise from a local Bitcoin mine, while state lawmakers warn that the energy-hungry facilities risk “crashing” the electrical grid."

Source: Inside Climate News, 07/11/2024
July 9, 2024

SciLine Media Briefing: Climate Change and the Green Energy Transition

SciLine’s next media briefing will cover what the latest scientific research says about U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, progress towards reductions targets, factors that encourage or deter people from accepting new sources of energy and much more. 1-2 p.m. ET.

July 9, 2024

Inside OffsetsDB, a Carbon Offset Repository From CarbonPlan

In this webinar, hosted by The Journalist's Resource, CarbonPlan research scientist Grayson Badgley and editorial lead Maggie Koerth will walk participants through the ins-and-outs of OffsetsDB, an open-access database of carbon offsets projects from around the world. 12:00 p.m. ET.


Pulling Back the Curtain on the Plunder of the Planet

“Pitfall: The Race to Mine the World’s Most Vulnerable Places,” a new work by investigative journalist Christopher Pollon, offers a sweeping global view of how the mining industry profits, despite causing vast environmental losses and failing to acknowledge Indigenous ownership or rights to the land it mines. BookShelf’s Melody Kemp lauds Pollon’s searing observations and investigations. Read her review.

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