Portugal's lithium rush: How to reconcile jobs with the environment?
Lithium, a vital component of batteries contained in mobile phones, computers and electric cars, is a prized metal. In Portugal, which sits on vast, untapped deposits, it's also a divisive topic. The Socialist government wants the country to become the number one European supplier of the metal, with plans to create thousands of jobs. But not all Portuguese are happy about this new mining business and its environmental impact.
Electric carmakers must make 'ethical battery': Amnesty
Customers face a false choice between people or the planet when buying electric cars, according to a rights watchdog. Amnesty International has called for the industry to make "radical changes" in five years.