Fig. 1: Global mining areas and their density. | Nature Communications

Fig. 1: Global mining areas and their density.

From: Renewable energy production will exacerbate mining threats to biodiversity

Fig. 1

Mining areas were mapped using a 50-cell radius around 62,381 pre-operational, operational, and closed mining properties. Mining areas with properties targeting materials critical for renewable energy technology and infrastructure are shown in blue, areas with properties targeting other materials are shown in orange, and those targeting both commodity types are shown in pink. Color shading (light to dark) indicates the density of mining areas—i.e. the number of mining properties within a 50-cell radius of each 1 km cell.

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