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Companies Cutting Use of Rare Earths

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:07 AM
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Rare earths are neither rare nor earths, nor a rock band. They are a collection of elements that John called Achilles heel of the hybrid and electric vehicles and that Mat worried about in Goodbye Fossil Fuel Dependence, Hello Rare Earth Dependence! But scarcity concentrates the mind, and according to the Financial Times, "US corporations are quietly investing in alternative technologies and retooling their manufacturing processes" to reduce demand. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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