Bitcoin Is Red Hot. Can It Ever Be Green?
Can you love Bitcoin and the environment at the same time? The digital currency depends on so-called miners whose high-powered computers run day and night, soaking up electricity to perform the calculations used to verify transactions. Since almost two-thirds of mining takes place in China, where coal is the biggest source of electricity, that means more emissions. Supporters argue that Bitcoin’s carbon output is a drop in the global bucket, and that a switch to pollution-free power sources is awashingtonpost.com
Leigh H. Perkins, who built Orvis into an upscale sporting brand, dies at 93
He grew the Vermont-based company far beyond fly-fishing, expanding into linen dresses, engraved drinking glasses and even dog beds.washingtonpost.com
Gas shortages intensify in Southeast, with 71 percent of Charlotte stations now dry
Fuel prices creep up and states of emergency are now in place in Florida, North Carolina, Georgia and Virginia in the aftermath of the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack.washingtonpost.com
A family-friendly Gaithersburg neighborhood lures back those who grew up there
WHERE WE LIVE | Whetstone offers winding streets, diverse housing styles, lakes and convenient commutes.washingtonpost.com
The government wants to pay your Internet bill for a few months. Here’s what you need to do.
A surprising number of Americans can get $50 each month from the new $3.2 billion Emergency Broadband Benefit. That includes tens of millions who lost work during the pandemic.washingtonpost.com
Renter asks about contesting ‘excessive’ condo fees
REAL ESTATE MATTERS | At the end of the day, you’re subject to the rules of the condo building.washingtonpost.com
Trump Back on Facebook? Why So Much Rides on This Ruling
Facebook Inc.’s independent Oversight Board is set to announce on Wednesday whether former President Donald Trump can rejoin the world’s largest social network, a decision with deep consequences for Trump, the company and the U.S. political conversation. The decision comes as social media platforms are under pressure to police false or inflammatory content on their sites while being accused of favoring liberal views and punishing conservatives.washingtonpost.com
Stocks tumble in broad sell-off, with Dow down 450 points
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq also post declines as inflation fears put investors on edge.washingtonpost.com
Fuel shortages reported in Southeast, gas prices climb amid pipeline shutdown
While Colonial Pipeline works to restore service after last week's cyberattack, some gas stations in Virginia, Georgia, Florida and other parts of the country say pumps are dry.washingtonpost.com
A ‘beautiful’ female biker was actually a 50-year-old man using FaceApp. After he confessed, his followers liked him even more.
The middle-aged father’s big reveal sparked a debate over identity in the Internet age: ‘The only thing I’m creating is … my appearance. Everything else is me.’washingtonpost.com
In wide-ranging interview, Bill Nelson lays out his vision for NASA
Nelson tells The Post he plans to spend much of his time and energy lobbying Congress for the money to land astronauts on the moon.washingtonpost.com