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Brazil-Bolivia Dam Reignites Debates on Hydropower in the Amazon

Via Diálogo Chino, a look at how communities have pushed back on a proposed Ribeirão dam, a joint initiative by Brazil and Bolivia on the Madeira River, decrying dams’ impacts and seeking alternatives in solar: On a hot August day in the city of Guajará-Mirim, in Brazil’s Rondônia state, more than 140 people packed into a […]

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Why the Rush to Mine Lithium Could Dry Up the High Andes

Courtesy of Yale e360, a look at how the water impacts of a mining boom in an arid Andes region of Argentina, Chile, and Bolivia, home to half the world’s reserves: What environmental price should the world be willing to pay for the metals needed to switch to electric vehicles? The question is being asked […]

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World’s Highest Navigable Lake Is Drying Out

Via CNN, a report on Lake Titicaca, parts of which have dried out due to falling water levels: Water levels at Lake Titicaca – the highest navigable lake in the world and South America’s largest – are dropping precipitously after an unprecedented winter heat wave. The shocking decline is affecting tourism, fishing and agriculture, which locals rely […]

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Water, Not Lithium, Is The Resource Latin America Should Worry About

Via Rest of World, commentary on how water, not lithium, is the resource Latin America should worry about: As fires, storms, and heat ravage large swathes of the planet, the world seems to have ramped up its efforts to address climate change. At the heart of this drive is the emergence of “climate tech” — a […]

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This Machine Runs on Water: Lithium in Latin America

Via Geopolitical Monitor, a look at the water usage and water pollution problem associated with South America’s lithium industry: Lithium is the next big mining boom given that the mineral can be utilized for lithium batteries which are currently, and for the foreseeable future, in high demand as the world craves green energy. South America […]

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Chile and Bolivia Agree On River Argument

Via Terra Daily, an article on Chile and Bolivia’s agreement over a disputed cross-border river: Chile and Bolivia have agreed on the status of a disputed cross-border river, the International Court of Justice said on Thursday, adding that judges were not required to rule on the climate-fuelled row. The fractious South American neighbours had been […]

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