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Bitcoin mining computers are pictured in Bitmain's mining farm near Keflavik, Iceland, June 4, 2016. Picture taken June 4, 2016.

The electricity used to mine bitcoin this year is bigger than the annual usage of 159 countries

Ireland and most African countries use less electricity annually than the amount used to process bitcoin transactions so far this year.

4 out of 5 Puerto Ricans are still without power — but darkness is far from the island’s biggest problem

Puerto Rico is struggling to keep its vulnerable populations alive as hospitals deal with the lack of power and supplies of medications run low.

FEMA replaced statistics on the number of Puerto Ricans without water and electricity from its website after reports of the data’s removal

The Federal Emergency Management Agency took down — and later restored — data showing the numbers of Puerto Ricans without water and electricity.
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Puerto Rico is without power for the 5th day in a row — here’s why that’s a huge problem

After nearly a week, the island of Puerto Rico is 100% without electricity in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

Hurricane Irma left nearly 1 million Puerto Ricans without power — and it could be months until they get it back

Hurricane Irma hit Puerto Rico Wednesday night and immediately knocked out power for almost 1 million people.

Government ‘ruling nothing out’ in energy market as British Gas hikes electricity prices by 12.5%

British Gas said the increase will add £76 to the typical annual bill of a household on its dual fuel standard tariff, taking it to £1,120.

The fascinating life of Nikola Tesla, the genius who electrified the world and dreamed up death rays

Nikola Tesla would have been 161 years old on July 10. His inventions paved the way for electric motors, radios, fluorescent lights, lasers, and remote control.

An astronaut has recorded a ‘first of its kind’ video of mysterious blue jets of electricity

He was using a special video camera called the "Thor experiment."

The best and worst countries in the world when it comes to air pollution and electricity use

Global rankings show how China, the US, and other countries stack up when it comes to air quality, energy use, and renewables.

The sun poses a crippling yet little-known threat to Minnesota — here’s what is at stake

Minnesota is a likely and high-risk target for a crippling threat from the sun, according to a recent USGS study.