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The World’s Smartphones Are Filled With Gold. That’s a Problem.

Small amounts of gold used in electronics quickly add up to environmental and humanitarian disasters

GGold is a valuable metal in the tech industry and not just because of its shine. Although it isn’t the most conductive metal, its malleability and resistance to corrosion make it a key…



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Rebecca Renner

Journalist and fiction writer. Bylines: the Atlantic, the Washington Post, Paris Review, Tin House, The Guardian, National Geographic, etc.