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China to restrict graphite exports to United States as tech war escalates

New controls on graphite exports to the United States could hurt American efforts to create green jobs while weaning the country off fossil fuels.
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The future of mining might be smaller than you think

As the world’s demand for metals continues to rise, some are using microorganisms to mine and “clean” waste.

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The EV mining rush could come to Montana’s mountains

A company announced it found the country’s highest-grade rare earth deposit in Montana.
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Pressure is on to start mining the deep sea. Is it worth it?

A battle is brewing over the future of the ocean floor that pits the fate of this little-known ecosystem against humanity’s demand for critical minerals — and a Vancouver company is leading the charge.
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Peter Dykstra: Forty years of “just around the corner”

And now that electric vehicles may really be ready, a few new things to think about.

We’re seeing some big signs that electric vehicles (EV) may be ending their decades-long tease.

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Deep-sea riches: mining a remote ecosystem

Miles below the surface, harvesting metallic nodules on the ocean floor may speed the green energy revolution but threaten animals found nowhere else on the planet.
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As demonstrations and deadly crackdowns continue to roil Myanmar following the military coup in February, land and environmental defenders are increasingly under threat.

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