Bitcoin Causing Carbon Dioxide Emissions Comparable to Las Vegas or Hamburg

El Paso's 'Human Dog Pound' ; Red Meat and Death ; and More Picks

Bitcoin, carbon footprint
The author writes, “The use of Bitcoin causes around 22 megatons in CO2 emissions annually — comparable to the total emissions of cities such as Hamburg or Las Vegas. That is the conclusion of the most detailed analysis to date of the cryptocurrency's carbon footprint.” Photo credit: Pxhere
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In El Paso, Border Patrol Is Detaining Migrants in a ‘Human Dog Pound’ (Chris)

From Texas Monthly: “Immigration officials have resumed the much-criticized practice of keeping people outdoors for weeks to relieve dangerous overcrowding.”

An Expert on Concentration Camps Says That’s Exactly What the US Is Running at the Border (Chris)

The author writes, “These kinds of detention camps are a military endeavor … They were a hallmark of World War I Europe. But inserting them into civil society, and using them to house civilians, is a materially different proposition. You are revoking the human and civil rights of non-combatants without legal justification.”

California Shows 2020 Democrats How to Get to Medicare for All (Reader Steve)

The author writes, “As the Democratic presidential candidates make the case for Medicare for All without scaring away voters wary of socialism,they might look to California for guidance. Democrats here have created a road map for how to not just talk about health care coverage, but to provide it — all while not abandoning a long-term goal of universal, single-payer coverage.”

Titans of Real Estate in ‘Shock’ Over New York Rent Law Deal (Russ)

The author writes, “The bills announced on Tuesday night by the Democratic leaders of the State Senate and the Assembly would abolish rules that let building owners deregulate apartments and close loopholes that permit them to raise rents. The legislation would directly impact almost one million rent-regulated apartments in New York City, which account for more than 40 percent of the city’s rental stock.”

Red Meat and Death (Mili)

From Science Daily: “High intake of red meat, such as beef, pork and lamb, has been previously linked with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, certain types of cancers, and premature death. But little is known about how changes in red meat intake may influence risk of death.”

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