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A brine evaporation pond used to extract lithium ore in southwestern Nevada’s Esmeralda County, run by the firm Albemarle. Photo by Ken Lund via Flickr

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Decarbonizing global transportation requires building a huge quantity of batteries so fleets can convert to electric power. This will mean more mining to supply the lightweight metal lithium.

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Reinventing the Gas Station An EVgo charging station in Venice in 2019 during an opening ceremony attended by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

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By Geoff McGhee and Melina Walling

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Eight federal, state, regional and local water agencies worked quickly to forge creative partnerships during the 1977 drought crisis.