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Ohio enforces stricter measures on oil and gas drilling rights on private properties

Ohio enforces stricter measures on oil and gas drilling rights on private properties

Ohio sees a surge in forced land use for oil and gas extraction despite property owners' resistance.

Kathiann M. Kowalski reports for Energy News Network.

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US shifts to domestic uranium production amid geopolitical tensions

US shifts to domestic uranium production amid geopolitical tensions

The Biden administration has enacted a law ending uranium imports from Russia to bolster local production and strengthen the U.S. nuclear energy sector.

Justine Calma reports for The Verge.

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Exploring the Cook Islands' role in deep-sea mining

Exploring the Cook Islands' role in deep-sea mining

Below the ocean surrounding the Cook Islands lies a wealth of minerals critical for electric vehicle batteries, stirring debates over economic gain versus environmental risk.

Pete McKenzie reports for The New York Times.

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Mining for essential minerals in Eastern Europe and Central Asia linked to rights abuses

Mining for essential minerals in Eastern Europe and Central Asia linked to rights abuses

A recent U.K. report documents over 400 human rights abuse claims in the mining sector of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, critical for the global shift to sustainable energy.

Katie Surma reports for Inside Climate News.

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Stopping Shell Oil on South Africa’s Wild Coast

Nonhle Mbuthuma, a South African activist, has led her community in successfully challenging major mining and oil projects on their lands, despite ongoing personal threats.

Yale Environment 360 reports.

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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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New federal rule targets hazardous silica dust in mining

New federal rule targets hazardous silica dust in mining

The recent initiative by U.S. federal authorities introduces stringent measures to combat the exposure of miners to dangerous silica dust, a move set to prompt significant health surveillance advancements in the mining industry. It could also increase understanding of health impacts among workers in metal mining connected to the energy transition.

Hannah Northey reports for E&E News.

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