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Despite Cleanup Vows, Smartphones and Electric Cars Still Keep Miners Digging by Hand in Congo Read More

Despite Cleanup Vows, Smartphones and Electric Cars Still Keep Miners Digging by Hand in Congo

Supply chains at Apple, VW and others still include the owner of a mine where workers produce cobalt without safety…

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Electric cars: the race to replace cobalt Read More

Electric cars: the race to replace cobalt

In a laboratory on an industrial park an hour’s drive outside Boston, Tufts professor Michael Zimmerman is hoping a material…

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The Spiraling Environmental Cost of Our Lithium Battery Addiction Read More

The Spiraling Environmental Cost of Our Lithium Battery Addiction

As the world scrambles to replace fossil fuels with clean energy, the environmental impact of finding all the lithium required…

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The Tragic Downside of Electric Cars: Child Labor Read More

The Tragic Downside of Electric Cars: Child Labor

Electric vehicles are the wave of the future, according to environmentalists, with individual citizens and governments investing millions of dollars…

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Calgary doesn’t want ‘Betamax version’ as it considers electric bus pilot project Read More

Calgary doesn’t want ‘Betamax version’ as it considers electric bus pilot project

Calgary will, perhaps unsurprisingly, take a “conservative” approach as it considers the viability of adding electric buses to its fleet,…

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Alternatives to Cobalt, the Blood Diamond of Batteries Read More

Alternatives to Cobalt, the Blood Diamond of Batteries

When John Goodenough created the first lithium-ion rechargeable battery at Oxford in 1980, he needed some cobalt.

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Dirty Energy Read More

Dirty Energy

The clean energy revolution hinges on the Democratic Republic of Congo — where conflict, corruption, and child labor are rife

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EVs and Hybrids Aren’t Green, Not Even Close Read More

EVs and Hybrids Aren’t Green, Not Even Close

A Swedish meta-study, which analyzes and summarizes studies completed in the EV field, found that around 150 to 200 kgs…

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Report: Costly Electric Vehicles Hardly Do Anything To Help The Environment Read More

Report: Costly Electric Vehicles Hardly Do Anything To Help The Environment

An in-depth study found that, contrary to widespread belief, zero-emissions vehicles actually increase the amount of pollution that is emitted…

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Are electric cars worse for the environment? Read More

Are electric cars worse for the environment?

Crunch the numbers, and it looks like all those subsidies might be counterproductive.

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Natural gas-powered trucks are well ahead of electrification Read More

Natural gas-powered trucks are well ahead of electrification

The major OEMs have multiple product offerings in the LNG/CNG space

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Carmakers and big tech struggle to keep batteries free from child labor Read More

Carmakers and big tech struggle to keep batteries free from child labor

Is there such a thing as an ethical electric car?

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Driving a Diesel Car I Feel So Dirty, Driving an Electric Car I Feel So Clean Read More

Driving a Diesel Car I Feel So Dirty, Driving an Electric Car I Feel So Clean

Artist: Marian Kamensky

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