The pace of the transition to an environmentally sustainable economy

Credit: CC0 Public Domain In watching the reaction of advocates and experts to the Supreme Court’s decision in EPA v. West Virginia, I was struck by their dismay that the EPA would no longer be able to implement rapid sweeping change in the nation’s energy system. I have a little news for these experts: the … Read more

How environmentally responsible is lithium brine mining? It depends on how old the water is

An abandoned road and brine Transitional Pool at the margin of the Salar de Atacama Halite Nucleus. Credit: UMass Amherst A groundbreaking new study recently published in the journal Earth’s Future and led by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in collaboration with the University of Alaska Anchorage, is the first to comprehensively account … Read more