Rare Earth Elements

Number 27601
Subject Natural Resources
Source CBS News
Year 2015
Publication Date March 22, 2015
Summary The U.S. began the march toward the use of rare Earth metals - essential ingredients in everything from smart phones and computers to cars and missiles - but has left most of their mining and processing to others. China now dominates this crucial industry, which worries the U.S. government.
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Keywords Natural resources; science; minerals; national security; diplomacy; China; economy; military
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