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The curse of 'white oil': electric vehicles' dirty secret

31 mins | Jan 8, 2021

Digging up mountains in the name of green technology. Have we been sold a lie? The race is on to find a steady source of lithium, a key component in rechargeable electric car batteries. But while regulators' focus remains on emissions, is the lithium gold rush threatening environmental damage on an industrial scale? Oliver Balch investigates in the Guardian.

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From The Guardian