Rare earths crunch? Why we need them and who has them | Business Beyond


You may not have heard of most rare earths, but the 17 metallic elements known as rare earths are essential to modern life. They’re in our smartphones, computers, TVs and just about every other electronic device. They also play a major part in plans to create a carbon-free future. However, extracting them can be highly environmentally destructive and there’s concern over China’s dominance of the market. In the latest edition of Business Beyond we look at the race to secure enough rare earths to power the present and create a greener future.

CHAPTERS
0:00 Introduction
1:23 What are rare earths?
3:17 Environmental impact
5:24 China’s dominance
6:32 International tensions
12:53 Environmental standards
15:33 The way forward
18:07 Conclusion

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1 Response to Rare earths crunch? Why we need them and who has them | Business Beyond

  1. Pingback: Rare earths crunch? Why we need them and who has them | Business Beyond — msamba – (Now, let’s please plan to make do with less of them!) – Tiny Life

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