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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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Vegas doubles down on water conservation amidst growing aridity

Vegas doubles down on water conservation amidst growing aridity

In an era of unprecedented drought, Las Vegas is leading the way with rigorous water-saving strategies to ensure its survival and growth.

Daniel Rothberg reports for Smithsonian Magazine.

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Nevada faces a lithium mining dilemma amid green energy push

Nevada's rush to lithium mining for green energy faces a critical need for state-level planning to protect local communities and the environment.

Jeniffer Solis reports for Nevada Current.

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‘You should be able to have a water break’: US workers fight for extreme-heat rules

Across America, temperatures are soaring – but industry groups are opposing potentially life-saving heat regulations.

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Nevada lithium mine leads to 'green colonialism' accusations

The rush to mine lithium for car batteries is dividing environmental and native American communities.
Authorities investigate death at Burning Man as thousands remain trapped

Authorities investigate death at Burning Man as thousands remain trapped

Thousands of attendees of the Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert faced the prospect of more rain on Sunday after a stretch of heavy precipitation that has tested the resolve of its free-spirited participants as most have been stuck at the site and forced to conserve food and water.

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9th Circuit upholds Interior approval of massive lithium mine

A federal appeals court on Monday upheld the Interior Department’s approval of a contested lithium mine in northern Nevada, angering environmentalists even as supporters said it was a victory for batteries in electric vehicles.

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