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Talbert Cypress: In Florida Everglades, our tribal conservation plan will end drilling in Big Cypress for good

The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida has a plan to stop the drilling and protect the aquifer.
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Tough choices could make 2024 a wild ride for Interior

NPS morale challenges, a BLM conservation proposal, changes to oil and gas drilling on public lands, and a 20-year plan for tackling the West's drought are
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Reports allege abuses by Glencore in Peru and Colombia, and the banks funding them

Mining giant Glencore continues to commit serious environmental and human rights violations in its mines in Peru and Colombia despite public promises to respect human rights and the environment, according to three news reports by advocacy organizations.

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China to restrict graphite exports to United States as tech war escalates

New controls on graphite exports to the United States could hurt American efforts to create green jobs while weaning the country off fossil fuels.
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South American nations struggle with enforcing environmental cleanup laws

A review of Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia's environmental laws highlights a “lack of political will” for enforcement.

Yvette Sierra Praeli reports for Mongabay.

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Batteries of the future: How cotton and seawater might power our devices

Mining the lithium and other minerals we need for batteries is taking an increasing toll on the environment. There are alternative materials all around us though.
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The future of mining might be smaller than you think

As the world’s demand for metals continues to rise, some are using microorganisms to mine and “clean” waste.