Elizabeth Kolbert

covers the environment for the New Yorker

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Elizabeth Kolbert is a staff writer at the New Yorker, covering environmental issues. She is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History.

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Just one Bitcoin transaction uses as much power as an average American household consumes in an entire month. That’s according to the website Digiconomist.

How cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Dogecoin can harm the environment

Just one Bitcoin transaction uses as much power as an average American household consumes in an entire month. That’s according to the website Digiconomist.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Earth is in a man-made massive extinction event, the most devastating since a giant asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs, and that extinction would be humankind’s most lasting legacy.

‘Under a White Sky’: Ideas for fixing a warming planet by geoengineering

Earth is in a man-made massive extinction event, the most devastating since a giant asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs, and that extinction would be humankind’s most lasting legacy.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Australia’s fires have burned more than 14 million acres, an area bigger than New Hampshire and Vermont combined.

Australia fires are part of the ‘sixth extinction’ of plants and animals

Australia’s fires have burned more than 14 million acres, an area bigger than New Hampshire and Vermont combined.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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