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Rare earth metals may be lurking in your junk drawer

A vast and largely overlooked source of rare earth metals, materials critical for clean energy, could be in our homes, sitting in the back of our cabinets and junk drawers.

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A once-shuttered California mine is trying to transform the rare-earth industry

Grist reporter Maddie Stone writes about a U.S.-based rare earth supply chain that could boost clean energy and electric vehicles — and military weapons.

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Can Finland and Sweden help decarbonize EU economies?

Can Finland and Sweden help decarbonize EU economies?

Demand for key metals is booming. Geopolitical realities and pandemic-related supply chain issues are increasing the pressure on EU countries to proceed with mining activities of their own to decarbonize their economies.
Congo ousts mining leader in a cloud of corruption claims
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Congo ousts mining leader in a cloud of corruption claims

The country’s president removed Albert Yuma Mulimbi as chairman of the state mining firm. Cobalt in Congo is a crucial resource in the global clean energy revolution.
John Kerry, Biden’s climate czar, talks about saving the planet
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John Kerry, Biden’s climate czar, talks about saving the planet

In the months before the election, Joe Biden’s most influential voice on the issue of our age shared his views on climate migration, open borders, the threat of nationalism, and the challenge posed by China.
China raises pollution violations at Minmetals rare earth unit

China raises pollution violations at Minmetals rare earth unit

State-owned China Minmetals has failed to rectify a series of pollution offences at its rare earth production unit despite being ordered to do so.

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