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Crucial for a clean energy economy, the aluminum industry’s carbon footprint is enormous

A new report finds aluminum manufacturing worldwide emits more than a billion tons of carbon dioxide annually, as well as chemicals called perfluorocarbons that warm the planet for 50,000 years.

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Site C dam builder fined $1.1M for contamination in Peace River

In the river home to at-risk species, more than three million litres of wastewater contained aluminum in concentrations ‘lethal’ for fish.

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The underbelly of electric cars: Where all those EV batteries come from

Mining and processing the minerals needed to meet the growing demand for EVs can be costly for workers, local communities and the environment.
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Quest for coveted EV battery metals yields misery in Guinea

The soaring demand for electric vehicles is fueling dramatic changes in Guinea, home to the world’s largest bauxite reserves.
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World’s first carbon border tax lands in Europe

The move is intended to help European industries avoid being undercut by cheaper goods made in countries with weaker greenhouse gas emission rules.

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US proposes global green steel club that would put tariffs on China

A concept paper sent to the European Union suggests a new trade approach to tax metal made with higher carbon emissions in countries like China.
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Can reengineered aluminum help fill the demand for copper?

As the world converts to electric vehicles and renewable energy, molecular tweaks to aluminum could improve its conductivity.