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Rare Earth Rarification

The Chinese government have announced that they are cutting back their production of Rare Earth Elements (REE’s) in order to “meet environmental standards, and follow a sustainable growth path”. That in itself may not sound like such a serious proclamation, were … Continue reading

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How rare is rare?

For some time now the increasing use of what are known as the rare earth elements (REEs) – particularly in electronics components – has lead to growing worries about their supply. Depsite their name, many REEs are actually pretty common … Continue reading

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