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To revive rare earths industry, U.S. looks to the Mojave

To revive rare earths industry, U.S. looks to the Mojave

SOURCE: Los Angeles Times DATE: September 25, 2020 SNIP: It is five years since the giant trucks hauling ore around the Mountain Pass mine in California’s Mojave desert fell silent. Molycorp, the only major rare earths producer in the U.S., had just collapsed under...
Villages die as community makes way for coal in Germany

Villages die as community makes way for coal in Germany

SOURCE: Reuters DATE: August 13, 2018 SNIP: Immerath, once a small village of 1,200 in Germany’s western frontier, host to both farms and industry, has fallen quiet. Roughly 1.3 billion tons of lignite – a soft coal – were discovered long ago under the...