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  • What is the 'metaverse'?

    As the concept of the metaverse quickly becomes a buzzword in technology and business, here's a closer look at what it means.

    A sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., on April 14, 2020. (Jeff Chiu / AP)

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Climate and Environment

Climate report: Africa's rare glaciers soon to disappear

Africa's rare glaciers will disappear in the next two decades because of climate change, a new report warned Tuesday amid sweeping forecasts of pain for the continent that contributes least to global warming but will suffer from it most.

BlackRock backs new hub for company climate data

Wall Street giant BlackRock announced Tuesday that it is backing a new London-based research hub which will provide asset managers with information on how the companies they invest in are addressing risks from climate change.