25 Jan 2020
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.
21 Mar 2019
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.
30 Jan 2019
Rio Tinto is looking to add nickel and lithium to its mix of materials as the growth of electric cars leads to a boom in metals needed for rechargeable batteries.