Natural Resources

"A Power Struggle Over Cobalt Rattles the Clean Energy Revolution"

"The quest for Congo’s cobalt, which is vital for electric vehicles and the worldwide push against climate change, is caught in an international cycle of exploitation, greed and gamesmanship."

Source: NYTimes, 11/22/2021

Canada’s Tar Sands Destruction Challenges Existence of Land and People

"Oil companies have replaced Indigenous people’s traditional lands with mines that cover an area bigger than New York City, stripping away boreal forest and wetlands and rerouting waterways."

Source: Inside Climate News, 11/22/2021

Biden USFS To Propose Road Ban On Much Of Alaska Tongass National Forest

"For two decades, Republicans and Democrats have fought over whether to ban roads on more than 9 million acres of Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. Now, the Biden administration aims to settle the question once and for all."

Source: Washington Post, 11/19/2021

"Drilling For ‘White Gold’ Is Happening Right Now At The Salton Sea"

"Barely a mile from the southern shore of the Salton Sea — an accidental lake deep in the California desert, a place best known for dust and decay — a massive drill rig stands sentinel over some of the most closely watched ground in American energy."

Source: LA Times, 11/16/2021

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