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Living Planet: The problem with lithium mining

As we gradually make the switch to renewables and electric vehicles, the global demand for lithium — to make the batteries — is expected to double over the next decade. But it's easy to forget the devastating impacts caused by lithium extraction. Sophia Boddenberg reports from Chile to find out more about the challenge of balancing a booming lithium industry with environmental protection.