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The High Cost of Electric Vehicles: Mining for Minerals Puts US Water Supplies In Danger

By Autumn Spredemann Beneath the dusty soil of rural Nevada, colossal underground aquifers make life possible. Despite receiving barely 10 inches of rain per year, the driest U.S. state has extensive groundwater resources that support ranchers, farmers, and vital prairie ecosystems. However, this precious resource faces a new threat from the soaring demand for minerals […]