The Editorial Board: Bitcoin industry’s value must be weighed against potential environmental costs | Editorial

News Editorial Board Cryptocurrency mining operations are underway or in process at sites in Niagara Falls and North Tonawanda. North America’s largest crypto mining company, Foundry, is located in Rochester. Drawn to upstate New York for its abundance of inexpensive power, the cryptocurrency industry promises to bring good-paying jobs toContinue Reading

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Opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of Rolling Stone editors or publishers. Cannabis is often positioned as the next frontier in green agriculture. In reality, much of the industry’s current direction is neither sustainable nor forward-thinking for the environment. The majority ofContinue Reading

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This article is the first of a two-part series on plastic and climate change. The second article will be published on 14 March 2022. Found from the peaks of Mount Everest to the depths of the ocean and inside every organ in our body, plastic is all around us, inContinue Reading

Hidden Costs To The Environment of Ukraine Conflict, Part 2

In Part 1, I discussed the more well-known environmental costs of warfare. Explaining the hidden costs to the environment is harder, though. Not only are there new methods of warfare, like cyberattacks, to account for, but there are also lingering environmental problems this particular conflict could lead to. To reallyContinue Reading

US-Canada border closure adding costs, concerns for suppliers

A protest that shut down traffic at the U.S.-Canada border crossing in Detroit has forced automakers to halt production on both sides of the border and exacerbated turmoil to an auto industry already stressed by a computer chip shortage. General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co., Toyota Motor Corp., Honda MotorContinue Reading

Electric Battery Upgrade, Plastic Recycling Conundrum, And A Chat About Costs And Opportunities Of The Net-Zero Transition

This week’s Current Climate, which every Saturday brings you a balanced view of sustainability news. Sign up to get it in your inbox every week. The European Commission is moving forward with plans to recognize a role for natural gas and nuclear energy in achieving carbon neutrality by 2050—albeit with a number ofContinue Reading