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US to work with Australia, Canada to cut reliance on Chinese minerals

Washington: The United States will team up with Australia and Canada to help countries around the world develop their reserves of minerals like lithium, copper and cobalt, the State Department said on Tuesday. The move is part of a multi-pronged strategy to reduce global reliance on China for materials crucial to high-tech industries. Washington has grown increasingly concerned about its dependence on mineral imports after Beijing suggested using them as leverage in the ongoing … Continue reading

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Forbes: The US Military Emits More CO2 Than Many Industrialized Nations

During a press conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda, President Trump announced that the U.S. is going to deploy 1,000 more troops to Poland. Even though the soldiers and hardware will be taken from the 52,000-strong U.S. contingent in neighboring Germany, U.S. military deployments and operations require a great deal of energy and leave a major carbon footprint. A new report from Brown University has estimated that since the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, … Continue reading

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Why the US Needs Rare-Earth Elements for Homeland Security

By Dr. Brian Blodgett Faculty Member, Homeland Security, American Military University “Rare-earth minerals are essential to everything from cellphones to hybrid cars. China’s got them and could use them as leverage in the trade war with the U.S.,” NPR’s Meghna Chakrabarti succinctly explained. Despite their name, rare-earth elements are not very rare. In fact, the 17 known rare-earth elements, all metals, are more common than precious metals. The two rarest, thulium and lutetium, are … Continue reading

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Forbes: Trump Administration Rebrands Carbon Dioxide As “Molecules Of #US Freedom”

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has apparently started referring to fossil fuels as “molecules of freedom” and specifically natural gas as “freedom gas” , according to its latest press release. In a statement announcing an increase of natural gas exports, energy officials used the surprising new terms. The statement announces the expansion of a facility in Quintana, Texas, that produces liquefied natural gas (LNG) for worldwide export. “Increasing export capacity from the … Continue reading

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Forbes: China’s “Nuclear Option” – Should Investors Get Excited About Rare Earth Metals?

Terbium is used to make flat-panel displays. Thulium can be found in your microwave. Dysprosium demand is growing with increased production of wind turbines and electric vehicles. The 17 so-called “rare earth metals,” of which the three mentioned above are members, may not have household names like gold or copper, but they play strong supporting roles in many of the consumer electronics we enjoy on a daily basis, from our TVs to smartphones. They … Continue reading

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Mining and Refining Magnesium in the United States

CVMR Propritary Magnesium Processing We are bringing the future to the surface Past News Releases Cheyenne, WY (PRWEB) June 03, 2019 Mg Magnesium Inc., a US-based corporation engaged in the mining and production of magnesium products, announced today that it has reached an agreement with CVMR (USA) Inc. (CVMR®) to mine, beneficiate (concentrate) and refine one of the largest North American Magnesium mines owned by Mg Magnesium Inc. According to this agreement, the beneficiation … Continue reading

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TradeWar: US Risks ‘Devastating’ Blow From China’s Rare Earths Monopoly

(Bloomberg) — Beijing’s threat to use its dominance of rare earths in the trade war risks serious disruption to U.S. industry, by starving manufacturers of components commonplace in everything from cars to dishwashers and military equipment. And, it’s a stranglehold that might take years to break. China could wreak maximum havoc by squeezing supplies of the magnets and motors that use the elements, said Jack Lifton, co-founder of Technology Metals Research LLC, who’s been … Continue reading

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Global miner BHP plans to expand Nickel output amid battery boom

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Global miner BHP Group on Wednesday said it plans to expand its nickel sulphide operations amid an expected boom in demand for the material in electric vehicle batteries. But the company is not looking to produce main battery ingredient lithium as it sees such output having slimmer profits. Speaking at a strategy briefing on long-term asset allocation, BHP Chief Financial Officer Peter Beaven said growth in nickel could come from either … Continue reading

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BillGates: This is what we need to do to tackle climate change

Wind and solar power generation is expanding around the globe at record rates, allowing more people to get their electricity from clean, renewable sources than ever before. This is great news. And here’s better news: We can do even more. By investing in energy innovations, we can build on the progress we’ve made deploying current technology like renewables, which will help accelerate the transition from fossil fuels to a future of reliable and affordable … Continue reading

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Graphite coating makes perovskite SolarCells waterproof

A cheaper, cleaner and more sustainable way of making hydrogen fuel from water using sunlight is step closer thanks to new research from the University of Bath’s Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies. With the pressure on global leaders to reduce carbon emissions significantly to solve a climate change emergency, there is an urgent need to develop cleaner energy alternatives to burning fossil fuels. Hydrogen is a zero carbon emission fuel alternative that can be … Continue reading

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