November 2022

Critical Minerals and Critical Concerns

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

What do solar panels, wind turbines, and electric vehicle batteries have in common? Besides contributing to a green economy, they all rely on critical minerals that must be mined. This means that the mining industry has a key role to play in the global energy transition. But pressure is growing for mining to become greener, […]

The Billion Agave Project

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Agave is best known as the source of tequila, but a project in central Mexico aims to make this ubiquitous plant useful around the world for its ability to regenerate the soil, retain water, and capture carbon.   An organization called Vía Orgánica—based in San Miguel de Allende, in the state of Guanajuato—is working with […]