« Gray gold » may be the key to a future filled with electric vehicles. That’s because lithium is the most important ingredient in the batteries that power these cars. Among all lithium reserves on the planet, no deposit is richer than the vast salt flats of Salar de Uyuni, a unique natural wonder.But what will be the environmental price for it ?
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The Danakil desert located in the Afar triangle by the name of the tribes who live there, the Afar people, in northern Ethiopia on the Erythrean border, is 155 000 km2 large. In this desert, considered as the hottest on Earth (max. 60° C) and maybe the most inhospitable, we witness in real time the spectacular genesis of an ocean! Here on a geological scale, inexorably, the African horn is drifting away from the continent, and under our eyes is undergoing one of the greatest achievement of Gaia, the creation of a mid ocean ridge within the African Great Rift Valley.
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