Lithium boom comes to Brazil’s ‘misery valley’


Aracuai, Brazil (AFP) June 15, 2023
In a cloud of gray dust, a heavy-duty excavator loads a truck with stone blocks containing lithium, the “white gold” of the clean-energy revolution, which some hope will transform this parched, impoverished region of Brazil. Sun-scorched and drought-prone, the Jequitinhonha valley, in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais, is one of the poorest places in the country. But the region, nic This article was originally published by Read the original article here.

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