The Guardian

The Guardian 18 Feb 2020

Will green technology kill Chile's deserts?

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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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