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"Hopes of an electric car boom are spurring companies to seek new lithium sources, but new finds may be lower quality and costlier to develop than established deposits able to meet demand for years to come."
"Most publicly traded companies that depend on water do not adequately disclose their financial risks to droughts and future regulations, even as water scarcity problems mount, according to a report released on Thursday."
"The U.S. Senate's stalled climate bill is getting a last big push from an unlikely ally -- a group of energy companies who say a carbon market will help them get financing for the next generation of energy production."
"The Natural Resources Defense Council Tuesday announced its endorsement of the first certification program for electronics recycling."
"The number of companies and organizations hiring energy lobbyists reached record levels last year as major climate legislation worked its way through Congress."
"Rising sea levels already threaten South Florida's coastal floodgates, likely prompting the need for costly retrofits to protect some of the state's most populated areas, water managers warned Wednesday."
"Audi's Super Bowl ad has been controversial for its portrayal of environmental issues and echoes of Nazi-era police." And what about the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue set in the Maldives?
"The senators seek a moratorium on the facility's growth until investigations into birth defects in Kettleman City are completed."
"The EPA wants YOU. Uncle Sam's chief environmental agency is launching a citizens' watchdog program to help track water pollution and waste disposal related to natural gas production from the Marcellus Shale."
Four households in the West Palm Beach neighborhood called The Acreage, the site of an alleged cancer cluster, have filed suit blaming it on pollution from a nearby Pratt & Whitney plant.