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The renewable threat to biodiversity

 — 2 septembre 2020
A peer-reviewed paper in Nature Communications explores a sticky problem as it warns of exacerbated habitat loss and degradation from expanding mining for materials used in renewable power technologies and electric cars

The tech needed to fight one threat to biodiversity — climate change — can create other big risks unless policymakers act « urgently » on the matter, the researchers found.

It’s not a far-off threat either. A new Financial Times feature explores how increased mining in Indonesia for nickel, an EV battery component, will create more marine waste.

Thèmes : Biodiversité  


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