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Plans for lithium project raise environmental concerns in Utah

Plans for lithium project raise environmental concerns in Utah

An Australian company’s plan to extract lithium in Utah faces criticism over water usage and potential radioactive contamination.

Kyle Dunphey reports for Utah News Dispatch.

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Extractive industries struggle with sustainability paradox

Extractive industries struggle with sustainability paradox

Despite efforts to integrate environmental management, the extractive industries face inherent challenges in achieving true sustainability.

Timothy J. Killeen writes for Mongabay.

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Lithium found in Pennsylvania fracking wastewater sparks debate

Lithium found in Pennsylvania fracking wastewater sparks debate

A recent study reveals that wastewater from Pennsylvania's fracking industry contains enough lithium to meet up to 40% of the United States' domestic needs, raising concerns about potential increased fracking.

Kiley Bense reports for Inside Climate News.

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Seaweed explored as a potential source for green-energy minerals

Seaweed explored as a potential source for green-energy minerals

Exploring the seas for sustainability, U.S. scientists are testing seaweed as a possible miner of key minerals needed for green energy.

Moira Donovan reports for Hakai Magazine.

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Opinion: Reevaluating our methods in pursuit of environmental sustainability

Opinion: Reevaluating our methods in pursuit of environmental sustainability

We need to rethink the effectiveness of focusing solely on decarbonization to achieve true sustainability.

Peter Sutoris writes for Undark.

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A battle for water rights unfolds in Nevada's lithium mining area

A battle for water rights unfolds in Nevada's lithium mining area

In the heart of Nevada, a crucial battle over water rights is intensifying as lithium mining operations vie for the scarce resource essential for their extraction processes.

Daniel Rothberg reports for Inside Climate News.

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Zimbabwe's lithium mining faces scrutiny over environmental and social issues

Zimbabwe's lithium mining faces scrutiny over environmental and social issues

Zimbabwe's rush for lithium, led by Chinese investors, overlooks crucial environmental and social standards, leading to community and worker unrest.

Tatenda Chitadu reports for Mongabay.

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