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.
10 Oct 2019
Locals are demanding more benefits from a planned German lithium project. The raw material is key to expanding battery cell production for electric cars.