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Hunt for the ‘Blood Diamond of Batteries’ Impedes Green Energy Push – by Dionne Searcey and Eric Lipton (New York Times – November 29, 2021) KASULO, Democratic Republic of Congo — A man in a pinstripe suit with a red pocket square walked around the edge of a giant pit one April afternoon where hundreds of workers often toil in flip-flops, burrowing deep into the ground with shovels and pickaxes. His polished leather shoes crunched on dust the miners …

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