Supervolcanoes: The secret to a battery-powered future?

This story was originally published by Newsweek and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

Electric cars and smartphones of the future could be powered by supervolcanoes like Yellowstone after scientists discovered that ancient deposits within them contain huge reservoirs of lithium — a chemical element used to make lithium-ore batteries, supplies of which are increasingly dwindling.

Lithium, a soft white metal first discovered in 1817 by Johan August Arfvedson,...

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