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Frontline communities launch hunger strike to protest plastics giant Formosa

Strikers are seeking justice for victims of a 2016 toxic spill in Vietnam, caused by the Taiwan-based company.

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U.S. quest for minerals leads to a remote nation surrounded by adversaries

China dominates the flow of raw materials for climate-friendly technology. Now the U.S. is hatching a plan to find other sources.
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Plan to mine ‘clean energy’ metals in Colombian Amazon splits communities

Libero Copper, a Canadian company, plans to mine copper, molybdenum and other metals in the richly biodiverse Andean-Amazon Piedmont, which has led to strong divisions within Indigenous and local communities.

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Falling lithium prices are making electric cars more affordable

An unexpected decline in the price of an essential battery material, along with those of other commodities, is good news for buyers. But experts disagree on how long low prices will last.
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The EV mining rush could come to Montana’s mountains

A company announced it found the country’s highest-grade rare earth deposit in Montana.
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The looming threat of deep-sea mining

A new international treaty aims to support protection of the high seas – what will this mean for deep-sea mining?
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As millions of solar panels age out, recyclers look to cash in

Solar panels have a lifespan of 25 to 30 years, but they contain valuable metals, including silver and copper. With a surge of expired panels expected soon, companies are emerging that seek to recycle the reusable materials and keep the panels out of landfills.
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