Soft Corals Are Dying Around Jeju Island, a Biosphere Reserve That’s Home to a South Korean Navy Base – Inside Climate News

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea—Seventy-year-old Hwang Gyesook has been diving into the chilly waters of the Korea Strait off Jeju Island for more than 45 years. Generations of female divers called Haenyeo have learned to hold their breath for long periods underwater to catch the delicacies beneath the sea. For as long as seven hours a […]

22 countries agreed to establish green shipping routes. That’s big news.

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Impacts from Mining Lithium, Cobalt, and Other Materials for Electric Car Batteries

Global demand for lithium, cobalt, nickel, and the other components of electric car and truck batteries is expected to skyrocket as more countries and automakers commit to making all new cars electric. As this demand grows, so does our responsibility to minimize the local environmental, equity, and human rights impacts from mining the materials needed for these batteries. Rising battery demand is also spurring initiatives to improve how they are made, how much they can be recycled, and how long they will last. Combined, these innovations could create a nearly circular and responsibly-sourced battery economy that can meet the accelerating shift to electric transportation.

The increasing shift to clean energy and electric cars and trucks is spurring major investments in supply chains for materials like lithium, cobalt, and nickel.

The electric vehicle (EV) industry must address supply chain challenges and should be held to a high standard amid ongoing equity, human rights, and environmental issues for frontline communities.

New technologies, extraction techniques, and recycling capabilities are reducing the need for raw material for battery production and producing more sustainable batteries.

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Are We At The Dawn Of A Nuclear Energy Renaissance?

We’ve heard these claims before. But the mounting scale of the climate and energy conundrum is fueling more money and favorable policies into atomic power.

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Impacts from Mining Lithium, Cobalt, and Other Materials for Electric Car Batteries

Global demand for lithium, cobalt, nickel, and the other components of electric car and truck batteries is expected to skyrocket as more countries and automakers commit to making all new cars electric. As this demand grows, so does our responsibility to minimize the local environmental, equity, and human rights impacts from mining the materials needed for these batteries. Rising battery demand is also spurring initiatives to improve how they are made, how much they can be recycled, and how long they will last. Combined, these innovations could create a nearly circular and responsibly-sourced battery economy that can meet the accelerating shift to electric transportation.

The increasing shift to clean energy and electric cars and trucks is spurring major investments in supply chains for materials like lithium, cobalt, and nickel.

The electric vehicle (EV) industry must address supply chain challenges and should be held to a high standard amid ongoing equity, human rights, and environmental issues for frontline communities.

New technologies, extraction techniques, and recycling capabilities are reducing the need for raw material for battery production and producing more sustainable batteries.

The post Impacts from Mining Lithium, Cobalt, and Other Materials for Electric Car Batteries appeared first on Climate Nexus.

UN shipping body agrees voluntary measures to cut black carbon in the Arctic

At the International Maritime Organization (IMO) meeting, countries urged ship operators to switch to cleaner fuels in Arctic waters

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