Volcanoes are erupting in The Philippines, but on-fire Australia received some welcome rain. The Iran war cries have been called off and The Donald’s military powers are about to be hamstrung by the Senate. Meanwhile, his impeachment trial is starting, and we’re all on Twitter for a front-row seat.
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Electric car sales surged by 55% last year to surpass 10 million, and China led the way
The Paris-based organization says more than 26 million electric cars were on the world’s roads in 2022, which represents a 60% increase relative to 2021.
Tesla, Block and Blockstream team up to mine bitcoin off solar power in Texas
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Ukraine is winning the information war against Russia
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Capital One says it is ditching all consumer overdraft fees, giving up $150 million in annual revenue
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World’s longest under-sea electricity cable begins operations
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These electric submarines map the seafloor to make way for wind power
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Most fully vaccinated people who get Covid delta infections are asymptomatic, WHO says
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Biden administration says it can raise $700 billion by targeting tax cheats
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