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Topic: Cobalt

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Deep-sea mining for rare metals will destroy ecosystems, say scientists

  2023-03-26 in The Guardian

Businesses want to trawl for nickel, manganese and cobalt to build electric cars and windfarms

  Tagged under: Oceans | Cobalt | Wind Power | Electric Cars | Cars

Electric Vehicles Won’t Save Us

  2022-10-18 in The Nation

A national fleet of battery-powered cars is unlikely to prove sustainable and could have catastrophic consequences globally.

  Tagged under: Lithium | Batteries | Joe Biden | Cobalt | Electric Cars | Cars

How a Battery Metals Squeeze Puts EV Future at Risk

  2022-06-08 (or before) in Bloomberg

The world’s epic shift into electric vehicles needs to overcome a major obstacle: how to meet rocketing demand for batteries, the vital component, while cutting the cost to help the cars go mainstream. Factory lines churning out power packs to fuel a clean energy future are being built faster than strained supply chains can keep up. A global rush to lock in stocks of lithium, nickel, cobalt and other key ingredients from a handful of nations has sent prices hurtling higher. There are major conce

  Tagged under: Lithium | Batteries | Cobalt | Electric Cars | Cars

How the U.S. Lost Ground to China in the Contest for Clean Energy

  2021-11-21 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Congo | China | Greenhouse Gases | Cobalt | Barack Obama | US Politics

The next-generation cobalt-free EV battery is just around the corner | LMC AUTOMOTIVE

  2021-05-27 in LMC AUTOMOTIVE - Automotive ForecastingÊSales Production Powertrain

Innovations in the development of electric vehicle batteries may mean that cobalt is no longer a neccesity

  Tagged under: Batteries | Cobalt

Alternatives to Cobalt, the Blood Diamond of Batteries

  2021-04-22 (or before) in WIRED Magazine

  Tagged under: Batteries | Cobalt

An Overview of Seabed Mining Including the Current State of Development, Environmental Impacts, and Knowledge Gaps

  2020-11-15 (or before) in Frontiers

Rising demand for minerals and metals, including for use in the technology sector, has led to a resurgence of interest in exploration of mineral resources located on the seabed. Such resources, whether seafloor massive (polymetallic) sulfides around hydrothermal vents, cobalt-rich crusts on the flanks of seamounts or fields of manganese (polymetallic) nodules on the abyssal plains, cannot be considered in isolation of the distinctive, in some cases unique, assemblages of marine species associated with the same habitats and structures. In addition to mineral deposits, there is interest in extracting methane from gas hydrates on c...

  Tagged under: Cobalt | Minerals | Methane | Papua New Guinea | Water Resources

Apple and Google named in US lawsuit over Congolese child cobalt mining deaths

  2019-12-16 in The Guardian

Dell, Microsoft and Tesla also among tech firms named in case brought by families of children killed or injured while mining in DRC

  Tagged under: Tesla | Congo | Cobalt | Africa | Women and Children

Child miners aged four at Congo cobalt mine | Daily Mail Online

  2019-12-01 (or before) in Daily Mail Online

Dorsen, just eight, is one of 40,000 children working daily in the mines of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The terrible price they will pay for our clean air is ruined health and a likely early death.

  Tagged under: Congo | Cobalt | Health | Women and Children

Electric car future may depend on deep sea mining - BBC News

  2019-11-14 (or before) in BBC

Demand is soaring for the metal cobalt, an essential ingredient in batteries and abundant on the seabed.

  Tagged under: Batteries | Cobalt

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