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‘Burning Man for rednecks’: inside King of the Hammers, the gnarliest off-road race of the year

Photo by Ryan Del Ponte While the event is known as one of the biggest motorsport events in the world, it’s also a place to showcase technology, land stewardship, and just a tiny bit of nightlife. Continue reading…

Wed Feb 21, 2024 15:07
Switching to electric vehicles would be fantastic for kids’ health

Image: Hugo Herrera / The Verge A wholesale switch to electric vehicles would be a tremendous boon to the health of many people around the world. But a new report from the American Lung Association highlights the particular advantages for children, especially those vulnerable to respiratory illness. Based on a model in...

Wed Feb 21, 2024 07:05
The EU is formalizing rules for taking CO2 out of the atmosphere

The Orca carbon removal and storage facility operated by Climeworks in Hellisheidi, Iceland. | Image: Arnaldur Halldorsson / Bloomberg via Getty Images The EU took a significant step toward legitimizing technologies that suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere by agreeing to set up a certification process. The European...

Tue Feb 20, 2024 22:07
Amazon — like SpaceX — claims the labor board is unconstitutional

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon claims the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is “unconstitutional” in a new legal document filed on Thursday, according to a report from The New York Times. The e-commerce giant joins the Elon Musk-owned SpaceX in making similar accusations after facing numerous labor complaints...

Fri Feb 16, 2024 21:26
How much electricity does AI consume?

Illustration by Erik Carter It’s not easy to calculate the watts and joules that go into a single Balenciaga pope. But we’re not completely in the dark about the true energy cost of AI. Continue reading…

Fri Feb 16, 2024 16:04
A Big Tech-backed campaign to plant trees might have taken a wrong turn

Two plains zebras in the savannah looking at the camera in Seronera, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. | Photo by: Sergio Pitamitz / VWPics / Universal Images Group via Getty Images Roughly half of the land targeted by a major tech-backed forest restoration campaign in Africa was never meant to be forest, according to a...

Thu Feb 15, 2024 21:02

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