The Guardian

The Guardian 18 Feb 2020

Will green technology kill Chile's deserts?


The Atacama in northern Chile is the driest desert in the world, and may be the oldest. It also holds 40% of the world's lithium - an essential ingredient in the rechargeable batteries used in green technology. Indigenous leaders and scientists say Chile's plans to feed a global green energy boom with Atacama lithium will kill the desert. As violent protests rock the country, they are fighting for the mining to stop

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