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Recycling critical metals from electronics could ease mining impacts

Recycling critical metals from electronics could ease mining impacts

Recycling e-waste offers a vital alternative to mining for metals needed for green technologies, reducing environmental damage.

Maddie Stone reports for Grist.

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A guide to greening heavy industries steps into the spotlight

A guide to greening heavy industries steps into the spotlight

A new book offers insights into transitioning heavy industry toward near-zero emissions, amid a push for cleaner manufacturing processes supported by the Biden administration.

Dan Gearino reports for Inside Climate News.

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In rush for key metals, Canada ushers miners to its fragile north

Canada is offering incentives to mining companies to dig in its northern regions for the critical minerals needed for EVs and solar panels. But based on past abuses, critics fear carbon-rich peatlands will be lost, wild rivers polluted, and enormous cleanup projects left behind.

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Russia’s war in Ukraine reveals a risk for the EV future: Price shocks in precious metals

Russia’s war on Ukraine has roiled global commodities markets—including those for nickel and other metals used in EV batteries—and laid bare how vulnerable the world is to price shocks in the metals essential to the EV future.

Could Russian sanctions hobble U.S. clean energy push?

Could Russian sanctions hobble U.S. clean energy push?

Russia is a major producer of copper, nickel and other minerals vital for the energy transition. Experts say that could have an effect on U.S. sanctions.
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Albemarle to boost Nevada lithium output as electric vehicle demand climbs

Albemarle Corp said on Thursday it will double production at its lithium facility in Silver Peak, Nevada, part of a plan to boost supply for the burgeoning electric vehicle market.

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Russia's Nornickel says it will spend $600 million collecting Soviet-era Arctic waste

Russian mining giant Norilsk Nickel, hit by a fuel spill at an Arctic power station in May, will spend $600 million by 2030 collecting Soviet-era waste around its Arctic sites.

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