Lithium extraction for the batteries that power our cell phones, laptops & electric cars is hardly as risky for the environment as fracking…
Battery manufacturers are making great strides in developing new technology that could revolutionize everything from handheld electronics to the cars and trucks we drive.
Dear EarthTalk: What’s the latest in cutting-edge, hyper-efficient solar cells? Are we really moving beyond huge photovoltaic panels anytime soon? —Michael Williams, Hartford, CT Many people still consider environmentalists’ favorite black panels as the cutting edge of renewable energy. However, the burgeoning solar industry has […]
Dear EarthTalk: Can I throw my old disposable batteries in the trash or is there a way to recycle them? — Jennifer Brandstrom, Chicago, IL Truth be told, those old used up disposable alkaline batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt, etc.) aren’t the environmental menace they used to be before the federal government mandated taking out […]