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Composted Reads for the week of 2023 January 27

Story of the week Revealed: how US transition to electric cars threatens environmental havoc   The US’s transition to electric vehicles could require three times as much lithium as is currently produced for the entire global market, causing needless water shortages, Indigenous land grabs, and ecosystem destruction inside and outside its borders, new research finds.Continue reading “Composted Reads for the week of 2023 January 27”

Orangutans in danger

Rosa Vollmer, SumOfUs Glossy hair and no dandruff comes at a steep cost: there’s a big chance that the palm oil in Procter & Gamble’s Head & Shoulders and Herbal Essences shampoo is grown on burned and bulldozed rainforest in the Leuser ecosystem – the orangutan capital of the world. The latest report from ourContinue reading “Orangutans in danger”

The Guardian’s view on the world 2nd week of June

From wheat esports to food crises and price rises, from poor to super-rich people.