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Deep sea mining could help develop mass solar energy

Mining the deep seabed for abundant deposits of tellurium, an essential ingredient in thin-film technology, could make it possible to tap much more of solar energy. But is it worth the risk?

Scientists have just discovered massive amounts of a rare metal called tellurium, a key element in cutting-edge solar technology. But there’s a catch. The deposit is found…Read More

Photo feature: Living on the edge of a rising sea

The Ghoramara Island in the Ganga estuary in West Bengal is slowly succumbing to rising sea levels brought on by climate change, upturning the lives of the people who live there

For people living on the islands in the Ganga estuary, climate change is a demon they battle every day. For them it is not any abstract concept; it is a reality that impacts their lives…Read More