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Rare Earth

Dog Ears Music: 'Working Class Hero' Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 10.30.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by John Lennon, Lucinda Williams, Marvin Etzioni, The Sea and Cake, The Jam, Gretchen Wilson, and more.

The New Gold Rush

AP | TRACIE CONE | Posted 07.22.2013 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Across the West, early miners digging for gold, silver and copper had no idea that one day something else very valuable would be...

Dog Ears Music: Working Class Hero Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 10.31.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by John Lennon, Louis Armstrong, The Avett Brothers, Elvis Costello, The Black Eyed Peas and more.

Otero Mesa: Search for Rare Earth Threatens a Desert Bio-Gem

Rocky Kistner | Posted 07.18.2012 | Green
Rocky Kistner

An essential mineral ingredient used in a variety of electronics could be a death knell for a pristine part of a wild New Mexico desert grassland coveted by environmentalists -- and considered sacred to Native Americans.

Getting Rare Earth Ready

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.19.2012 | Business
Chris Weigant

China produces over 95 percent of the world's rare earth minerals. And they're showing more and more reluctance to sell any of it on the world market. But most of the news reports on this growing trade war don't mention a crucial fact: this monopoly may not be around for very much longer.

China May Alter 'Rare Earth' Policy

AP | By JOE McDONALD | Posted 09.13.2011 | Technology

BEIJING -- A European trade envoy said Chinese officials indicated Thursday that Beijing might change its curbs on exports of rare earths after a Worl...

Paper Says China Has Legal, Moral Right To Curb 'Rare Earth'

Posted 09.06.2011 | Technology

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is well within its rights, legally and morally, to limit rare earth exports, argued an article in Chinese state media on...

'Rare Earth' Mineral Discovery Could Fix iPad Supply Shortages

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 09.04.2011 | Technology

Large deposits of so-called "rare earth" minerals crucial for manufacturing electronic devices like iPads and flat-screen TVs have been discovered on ...

Could China's Latest Decision Lead To More U.S. Mining?

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BEIJING — China said Tuesday it is reducing the amount of rare earths it will export next year by more than 10 percent – likely to be an u...

Embargoes

Sarah Stephens | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah Stephens

While the United States likes to impose embargoes, it doesn't really like being subject to them. So it's worth spending a moment considering what happens when the sanctions shoe is on the other foot.

Assert Yourself, America; Don't Be an Illegal Trade Victim

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

How is it that America finds herself in the position of schoolyard patsy, woe-is-me casualty of China's illegal trade practices that are destroying U.S. renewable energy manufacturing and foreclosing an energy-independent future?