Things related to the web of life; ecology; wildlife; endangered species

"Analysis: Race To The Bottom For Deep-Sea Minerals Centers On Tiny Nauru"

"The Pacific island nation of Nauru and its roughly 11,000 residents are at the center of the increasingly contentious debate over whether the world's seabeds should be mined for nickel and other green energy transition minerals."

Source: Reuters, 04/14/2023

Is EV-Driven Demand for Lithium on Collision Course With Environment Concerns?

The push to replace gas-guzzling vehicles with electric-powered alternatives is hitting significant speed bumps. The existing supply of lithium for batteries can’t keep up with demand, and new mining proposals often face opposition from area residents worried about local impacts. Radio reporter David Boraks has been covering one such conflict in North Carolina. He shares his insights and reporting tips.

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"Scientists Find Deepest-Ever Fish, 5 Miles Beneath Ocean's Surface"

"There are more than 300 known species of the tadpole-like creatures found around the world, but this one was special. Five miles beneath the ocean’s surface — about the height of Mount Everest with a bit of the top cut off — this snailfish was thriving."

Source: HuffPost, 04/07/2023
April 21, 2023

#SEJ2023: Interior Secretary Deb Haaland Keynote and Q&A

Join the livestream of this #SEJ2023 discussion hosted by Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on how the Department is honoring Indigenous communities through co-stewardship and an emphasis on Indigenous Knowledge, employing nature-based solutions and investing in ecosystem restoration, and tackling the fundamental challenges of climate change. 3:45-4:45 a.m. MT.



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