sustainability

The Double-Edged Sword of Lithium Mining’s Sustainability in South America

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With lithium-ion batteries powering electric cars, lithium mining is likely to be a high-demand industry in the coming years.  Much of the world’s lithium is found in the Lithium Triangle in Chile, Argentina, and Bolivia.  While at face value mining in the Lithium Triangle may be a good economic opportunity to power a more environmentally friendly means of transportation, the impact that it has on the environment and local communities raises the question of how sustainable it really is.

Biodiversity in the Tropical Andes: How it is Being Threatened, Why We Should Care, and How We Can Fix It.

September 20, 2017
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The Amazonian and Andean regions of South America are home to some of the richest biodiversity on the planet. Of the top ten ‘megadiverse’ countries in the world, six are in Central/South America. Four of these countries house part of the Andes, and five house part of the Amazon rainforest (Hyatt 2014).

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