Cobalt mining for lithium ion batteries ... - Washington Post

2016-09-30  An estimated 100,000 cobalt miners in Congo use hand tools to dig hundreds of feet underground with little oversight and few safety measures, according to workers, government officials and

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Tech giants knowingly profit from child cobalt miners ...

2019-12-18  A new lawsuit accuses several of the world’s largest technology companies of knowingly profiting from children laboring under brutal conditions in African cobalt mines. The suit, filed this week ...

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Tech giants sued over child deaths in DRC cobalt mining ...

Separating cobalt by hand: the International Rights Advocates said the tech groups' 'failure to actually implement [their] policies to stop forced child labour in cobalt mining is an intentional ...

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Coal poised to contribute to electric vehicle future if ...

2021-07-08  By Haris Alic - The Washington Times ... The communist power dominates the global market for critical minerals through its mining operations and trade partnerships in Africa

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China’s top cobalt producer halts ... - Financial Times

The legal filing in Washington by International Rights Advocates alleged that Huayou plays “a major role in managing the purchase of cobalt from child miners . . . who are forced to work under ...

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Green New Deal would fuel 'massive ... - Washington Times

2020-04-16  By Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times - Thursday, April 16, 2020 Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal has been decried as an economy killer, but a study released Thursday found...

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Chasing Cobalt in Congo DRC - ArcGIS

Lubumbashi and Kolwezi are among the biggest mining cities in the DRC and the effects of the cobalt/copper/nickel industry on the local environment are clear. Studies comparing Lubumbashi to similar cobalt mines in Canada, have shown the African counterpart to be 200 times more contaminated with levels of toxins, minerals and zinc.

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Cobalt Lawsuit Against Tech Giants Over Child Labour A ...

2019-12-18  The shocking state of child labourers mining for cobalt in Africa has been thrust into the global spotlight after tech giants Apple, Google, Microsoft, Tesla and Dell were sued this week for their...

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Tech giants knowingly profit from child cobalt miners ...

2019-12-18  A new lawsuit accuses several of the world’s largest technology companies of knowingly profiting from children laboring under brutal conditions in African cobalt mines. The suit, filed this week ...

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DRK: "The Extraction Of Cobalt Did Not Yield Anything ...

2021-08-29  DRK: “The extraction of cobalt did not yield anything constructive. Our guest this Sunday is the Belgian journalist Erik Bruyland who has just published “Cobalt Blues: The sape of a giant. Congo 1960-2020 ”published by Racine. A book that traces the history of mining in Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Cobalt mining and the corporate outsourcing of ...

for the Washington Times (“The Cobalt Pipeline”, September 30, 2016). We follow the more modest but credible estimates, which still represent a very significant share of the world’s ...

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Lithium, Cobalt, and Rare Earths - TomDispatch

2021-05-20  These days in Washington, ... Minerals in Clean Energy Transitions,” the demand for lithium in 2040 could be 50 times greater than today and for cobalt and graphite 30 times greater if the world moves swiftly to replace oil-driven vehicles with EVs. Such rising demand will, of course, incentivize industry to develop new supplies of such minerals, but potential sources of them are limited and ...

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Green New Deal would fuel 'massive ... - Washington Times

2020-04-16  Those minerals include lithium, cobalt, copper, iron and aluminum. More than 70% of rare-earth elements are now mined by Chinese-controlled companies or

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Rio Tinto’s Holden mine remediation leads ... - mining

2021-08-05  The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust (CDLT) has acquired over 2,100 acres of land about 7 miles south of Chelan in Washington State for permanent conservation thanks

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Tech giants pledge to keep children out of cobalt mines ...

2016-12-20  The Washington Post earlier this year published an investigation detailing abuses in Congo’s artisanal cobalt supply chain, showing how miners —

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Cobalt, Critical, Strategic and Rare ... - Republic of Mining

2015-11-30  The threats to America’s minerals – by William Perry Pendley (Washington Times – November 1, 2015) November 2, 2015 in Cobalt, Critical, Strategic and Rare Earth Minerals and Metals , International Media Resource Articles , United States Mining

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Lithium, Cobalt, Rare Earths: The Post-Petroleum ...

2021-05-25  According to a recent study by the International Energy Agency (IEA), “The Role of Critical Minerals in Clean Energy Transitions,” the demand for lithium in 2040 could be 50 times greater than today and for cobalt and graphite 30 times greater if the world moves swiftly to replace oil-driven vehicles with EVs. Such rising demand will, of course, incentivize industry to develop new supplies ...

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From Blackwater to Batteries – Foreign Policy

2019-01-25  Prince told Foreign Policy in an email that his plans to source cobalt will involve using “geo science expertise and certainly look to other regions of Africa, south America and East Asia to ...

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Tech giants knowingly profit from child cobalt miners ...

2019-12-18  A new lawsuit accuses several of the world’s largest technology companies of knowingly profiting from children laboring under brutal conditions in African cobalt mines. The suit, filed this week ...

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Cobalt mining and the corporate outsourcing of ...

for the Washington Times (“The Cobalt Pipeline”, September 30, 2016). We follow the more modest but credible estimates, which still represent a very significant share of the world’s ...

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Cobalt mining and the corporate outsourcing of ...

2021-02-17  Trafigura, one of the world's largest commodity trading companies, entered in 2017 into a three-year marketing agreement with Chemicals of Africa (heretofore Chemaf), a cobalt and copper mining company established in the DRC in 2002. With Chemaf's consent, Trafigura put in place a permanent formalization project to ensure comprehensive risk mitigation. More than a philanthropic

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Lithium, Cobalt, and Rare Earths - TomDispatch

2021-05-20  These days in Washington, ... Minerals in Clean Energy Transitions,” the demand for lithium in 2040 could be 50 times greater than today and for cobalt and graphite 30 times greater if the world moves swiftly to replace oil-driven vehicles with EVs. Such rising demand will, of course, incentivize industry to develop new supplies of such minerals, but potential sources of them are limited and ...

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Sustainability of artisanal mining of cobalt in DR Congo ...

2018-09-14  Cobalt is used in rechargeable batteries, and half the world’s supply comes from one district in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This study assesses the sustainability of artisanal mining ...

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Not So “Green” Technology: The Complicated Legacy of Rare ...

2021-08-12  Lithium and cobalt demand could increase ten to twenty times by 2050 because of electric cars. ... It appears as though China is now moving its operations to Africa, where it can contaminate outside communities instead of exposing its citizens at home to the risks of REE mining. Though some of these operations are conducted by private companies, the six major mining companies are all state ...

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Conflict Minerals Ethical Consumer

2018-04-24  While some newspapers, such as the New York Times, reported that mining had ceased in some of the regions and unemployment had increased, others argued[3] that the effects were hard to measure due to poor data collection in the region and the fact that other influences may have caused a change in the number of working mines. For example, in 2010 the president of the Congo banned mining

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US tech giants sued over DRC cobalt mine child labour ...

2019-12-17  The lawsuit said the children, some as young as six years old, were forced by their families’ extreme poverty to leave school and work in cobalt mines owned by the British and Swiss mining ...

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Developing and Managing Congo’s Natural Resources United ...

2007-07-01  Insecurity and Questionable Contracts in Congo’s Mining Sector. The DRC’s abundance of copper, cobalt, diamond, and gold deposits have the potential to serve as the engine of growth in its reconstruction. However, the official end of conflict, elections, and a new government have not transformed Congo’s natural resources into drivers of ...

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Lithium, Cobalt, Rare Earths: The Post-Petroleum ...

2021-05-25  According to a recent study by the International Energy Agency (IEA), “The Role of Critical Minerals in Clean Energy Transitions,” the demand for lithium in 2040 could be 50 times greater than today and for cobalt and graphite 30 times greater if the world moves swiftly to replace oil-driven vehicles with EVs. Such rising demand will, of course, incentivize industry to develop new supplies ...

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