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

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.

April 21, 2023

#SEJ2023 Opening Plenary: Clean Energy and the Land — The High-Stakes Battle Over Climate Solutions

Join the livestream of the #SEJ2023 opening plenary examining how confronting the climate crisis will require huge amounts of land and resources — for solar panels, wind turbines, power lines and mines that extract lithium, cobalt and antimony. 9:00-10:15 a.m. MT.


"In Pristine Alaska, an Oil Giant Prepares to Drill for Decades"

"Scientists say nations must stop new oil and gas projects to avoid climate catastrophe. But after the Biden administration greenlit the $8 billion Willow project, ConocoPhillips is racing ahead."

Source: NYTimes, 04/06/2023

Native Seed Shortage Slowing Land Restoration, Crucial For Tackling Climate

"Spring is planting time for home gardeners, landscapers and public works agencies across the U.S. And there’s rising demand for native plants – species that are genetically adapted to the specific regions where they are used."

Source: States Newsroom, 04/05/2023


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