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Tread carefully through rare earths

Tread carefully through rare earths

The world of rare earth metals is at once fascinating and alarming. It involves violent price shocks, the future of energy, an environmental catastrophe in Inner Mongolia, swathes of the modern technology we take for granted, and Japanese researchers’ journey to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. And like almost any other commodity you can think of, it also involves the dominance of China.

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