18.07.2013 - Giz explains: The high price of copper
Lithium may store the power that drives out modern mobile world, but itís copper that delivers it. This malleable metal is a vital component in modern homes, electronics and agriculture. But our reliance on copper comes at a steep price, both economically and environmentally. Copper is quite the miracle metal. It readily conducts electricity (second in ability only to silver), strongly resists corrosion, and can easily take on a variety of shapes and tasks ó everything from your homeís plumbing and the circuitry of your carís stereo to utility-scale power transmission lines and industrial fertilisers and pesticides...............................................Full Article: Source
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