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China No Longer Has a Stranglehold on the World's Supply of Rare Earth Metals

October 23, 2014

When China began restricting exports in 2010, rare earth prices soared. But just two years later, prices were falling back down again. Doom had subsided.

Tanzania Likely to Become Next Major Producer of 'Rare Earth'

September 30, 2014

On the edge of the East African Rift Valley lies one of the largest and highest-grade rare earth deposits in the world.

The North Face to Use 100% Recycled Polyester Fabric by 2016

August 19, 2014

The North Face plans to convert to 100% recycled polyester in 18 months by utilizing massive amounts of plastic bottles.

Apple's iPhone Recycling Program Expands to Canada

March 11, 2014

Apple Store staff will determine value of phone on the spot.

Used Coffee Proving Fertile Grounds for Sustainability

December 19, 2013

Various organizations and institutions are looking at used coffee grounds to create biofuel, bioplastic and laundry detergent.

Samsung Investing in Rare Earth Alternatives

November 20, 2013

Samsung plans to invest in seven areas of research into new materials to substitute for rare earth metals.

New Canadian Network to Encourage Rare Earth Mining

November 13, 2013

The newly formed Canadian Rare Earth Elements Network could secure 20% of the global demand for separated critical rare earth products by 2018.

Rare Earth Recycling Breakthrough in China

November 6, 2013

Chinese researchers have discovered a way to recycle rare earth elements from wastewater.