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Bitcoin mining and its environmental costs

The opportunity to make big money in cryptocurrency is attracting huge investments to industrial-scale bitcoin mining, with thousands of supercomputers and an enormous energy demand, so much so that some companies are using power plants to fuel their operations – which may create real-world concerns for the environment. CBS News meteorologist and climate specialist Jeff Berardelli reports.

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