Demand for key rare earths used in electric vehicle batteries is higher than ever, while pandemic-driven shortages drive prices higher and increase government involvement.
A local council in Loznica has voted to pause a government-backed plan allowing mining giant Rio Tinto to extract lithium following nationwide protests, the biggest challenge yet to Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic.
Huge sources of lithium deposits that can be used for electric cars are found in the country's western region which an Anglo-Australian company is waiting for the government's approval to mining.
With increasing global demand for rare earth minerals and lithium driving advanced technology, Afghanistan is at the forefront of economic speculation given its famed mineral reserves. In reality, it’s not that straightforward.
Britney Spears loses an appeal against a guardianship arrangement that gives her father control of her affairs, US media reports a week after the star made a plea to end the “abusive” conservatorship.
The decision by the First Environmental Court in the nearby city of Antofagasta calls into jeopardy SQM's $400 million plan to expand its lithium carbonate production plant to feed an appetite for the ultralight battery metal.
Many believe the recent ousting of Bolivian President Evo Morales is a consequence of his tight controls over the country's lithium resources.
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