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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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Inside one of the world’s biggest green hydrogen projects

Hundreds of billions of dollars are being invested in a high-tech gamble to make hydrogen clean, cheap and widely available. In Australia’s Outback, that starts with 10 million new solar panels.
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Nebraskans are sitting on strategic metals. Is mining a patriotic duty?

One county has a wealth of minerals essential to defense and the green economy. Mining would transform the community, yet many say they feel a patriotic obligation to dig.
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A copper mine could advance green energy but scar sacred land

Tribal groups are fighting an Arizona project whose backers say increasing the supply of copper, crucial to batteries, would reduce fossil-fuel use.
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A faked kidnapping and cocaine: A Montana mine’s descent into chaos

The Signal Peak Mine was embroiled in a web of criminal activity. Now, environmental groups want to shut it down.
Indigenous Australians in Murujuga fight to preserve heritage sites

Indigenous Australians in Murujuga fight to preserve heritage sites

In Western Australia, new projects would supercharge gas drilling and processing. Traditional owners of the land say their heritage sites are threatened.
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New York enacts 2-year ban on some crypto-mining operations

National cryptocurrency industry groups had lobbied Gov. Kathy Hochul to veto the environmental ban, fearful that other states could follow New York’s lead.
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