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Dangerous white gold: How lithium mining threatens Chile’s water resources

With 65% of the world's lithium reserves, Argentina, Bolivia and Chile, which form the "triangle of white gold," can dream of new prosperity. The increasing global demand for this mineral favors these South American countries: the price for a tonne of lithium rose from €6,400 to €45,000 between 2021 and 2022.

This trend can be explained by the energy transition: several countries, regions and cities have set targets for reducing pollutant emissions . . .

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