How the rise of copper reveals clean energy’s dark side

How the rise of copper reveals clean energy’s dark side

As the world shifts to wind energy and electric cars, demand for the conductive metal has increased. But mining copper brings its own environmental hazards

This story is co-published by New Mexico In Depth and Guardian US

Corky Stewart, a retired geologist, and his wife live in a rural subdivision in New Mexico’s Grant county, about a mile north of the sprawling Tyrone copper mine.

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