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As the “green energy” movement continues, there is some indication that rare earth minerals necessary for the production of green technologies are going the route of controversy in the geopolitical sphere. At a meeting of the U.S. Geological Society (...
BEIJING — In the name of fighting pollution, China has sent the price of compact fluorescent light bulbs soaring in the United States. By closing or nationalizing dozens of the producers of rare earth metals — which are used in energy-efficient bulbs ...
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China’s monopoly over rare-earth metals could be challenged by the discovery of massive deposits of these hi-tech minerals in mud on the Pacific floor, a study on Sunday suggests. China accounts for 97 percent of the world...1 opinion2011/07/06 14:15:17
Bloomberg News SHANGHAI -- China said Tuesday [Dec. 28] it is cutting rare earth export quotas by 11 percent in the first round of permits for 2011, threatening to worsen a global shortage of the minerals needed for smart...23 opinions2010/12/29 22:21:00
China Said to Widen Its Embargo of Minerals By KEITH BRADSHER Published: October 19, 2010 HONG KONG — China, which has been blocking shipments of crucial minerals to Japan for the last month, has now quietly halted some ...13 opinions2010/10/20 12:54:11
In planetary astronomy and astrobiology, the Rare Earth hypothesis argues that the emergence of complex multicellular life (metazoa) on Earth required an improbable combination of astrophysical and geological events and ci...22 opinions2009/02/11 01:24:47
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