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Rare Earth Elements

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Feds Reach Settlement Agreement To Recall Buckyballs

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Monday evening that it reached a settlement agreement with the creator of Buckyballs to...

Urban Mining

Peter Neill | Posted 05.03.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Just as we have learned to recycle paper, glass, iron, steel, even water, we must now also learn to recover these new elements as well, mine their density and availability, and invent a new conduct toward sustaining the value of these most precious metals already in hand.

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...

Big Money Finally Sees Green in Green Sector

Bill Radvak | Posted 04.22.2013 | Green
Bill Radvak

As always, it is a buyer-beware world, where extensive scrutiny must be made regarding the management, values and actions of a company before making an investment. For those who make wise selections for their alternative energy portfolio, great riches may be had.

'Green News Report' - February 5, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.07.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S...

'Green News Report' - January 29, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.31.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

5 Endangered Elements That America Needs

Michael Silver | Posted 01.29.2013 | Science
Michael Silver

2012 marks the second year American Elements has published its annual Endangered Elements List, a list of elements which, by their scarcity and technological importance, threaten America's long-term prospects.

'Green News Report' - November 27, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.27.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY...

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.

'Green News Report' - March 15, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.15.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: War with ...

Malaysia Grants License To Rare Earth Plant Despite Fears Of Radioactive Contamination

AP | EILEEN NG | Posted 04.02.2012 | Green

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian group representing villagers and civil groups will file a legal challenge to the government's decision to ...

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...

'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 ...

How the Disaster May Help Japan's Brand

Devin Stewart | Posted 08.31.2011 | World
Devin Stewart

The March 11 earthquake, tsunami, and resulting nuclear accident have led some to question the health of Japan's "brand."

How China Plans to Leapfrog the American Economy (And it's Not What You Think)

Ian Fletcher | Posted 07.25.2011 | Books
Ian Fletcher

Beijing makes plans in very long increments. They, unlike our own election-cycle worshiping rulers, think through where they want their country to be 100 years from now. This is why China is busy economically colonizing Africa and is making fools of us in Afghanistan

Green News Report: December 30, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The Green...

The Top 10 Green Business Stories of 2010

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Here's my attempt to capture the most important stories that affected the greening of business in 2010 and my predictions for the future.

Green News Report: October 21, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Is Beck t...

Green News Report: October 19, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The "Glo...

Rare Earth Minerals - Rare Opportunity?

Jason Maloney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jason Maloney

There is an irony in that "green technologies" for the West might rely on environmentally unfriendly mining in China.

Staying in One of the Catbird Seats

Dr. Vladimir A. Masch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Vladimir A. Masch

In order to stay in one of the catbird seats of the 21st century, and to protect the democratic components of the world order, the US has to do two things.

A Cloud in Every Silver Lining: The New Obstacle to a Green-Tech Revolution

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Rare earth elements are essential to many of the green technologies we're betting on to launch the new low-carbon economy. But while demand for rare earths has grown, their production has not.