Mining

How a Rising Anti-Mining Movement Is Challenging Portugal’s “White Gold” Rush

Source: Truthout

The global transition to renewable energy and electric vehicles — technologies that are currently powered by lithium-ion batteries — is creating a high demand for lithium, popularly known as white gold, among other minerals.

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Chinese metal mines feed the global demand for gadgets. They’re also poisoning China’s poorest regions.

Source: Washington Post

DACHANG, China — Day and night, overfilled trucks rumble down Nanjiu Road in the saw-toothed hills that stretch to the Vietnam border. It’s a procession at the heart of one of China’s most hazardous industries.

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Mining, Mercury and Murder on Colombia’s River with Rights

Source: Mongabay

Choco has one of the most diverse ecosystems globally, with an estimated 54,850 animal species in Choco’s dense jungle. But open-pit mining operations and large-scale deforestation could destroy the habitat.

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Chad gold mine collapse leaves about 30 people dead

Source: BBC

About 30 people have died in a collapse at an illegal gold mine in Chad near the Libyan border.

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Gold mining leaves heart of Peruvian Amazon a wasteland

Source: PBS

A decade of illegal gold mining in the Peruvian Amazon has left thousands of acres of rainforest a wasteland.

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DR Congo copper and cobalt miners killed in Kolwezi

Source: BBC

At least 36 people have been killed after a copper and cobalt mine collapsed in Lualaba province in south-east DR Congo, authorities say.

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Lithium Mining in Argentina

A case study on the social and environmental impacts

Source: FARN

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REPORT: Clean Energy Must Not Rely on Dirty Mining

Source: Earthworks Press Release

New research exposes extent of mineral demand for clean technologies

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Behind the Hype of Apple’s Plan to End Mining

Source: Gizmodo

There are 118 elements on the periodic table. An iPhone contains about 75 of them.

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