09 Mar '12, 4pm

Green Blog: On Our Radar: A Rare-Earth Merger: Molycorp, which operates a mine that is being reopened and expand...

On Our Radar: A Rare-Earths Merger By THE NEW YORK TIMES Bloomberg News A worker packages containers of neodymium-iron-boron powder at a Neo Material Technologies factory in Tianjin, China. Molycorp, one of the West’s two main rare-earth metal mining companies, agrees to buy Neo Material Technologies, one of the world’s two main rare earth processing companies, for $1.3 billion. Rare earth metals are vital to making a range of high-tech products, including large wind turbines and electric cars, as well as oil refining. [The New York Times] A new version of SimCity will have an environmental theme , enabling players to build lots of coal-fired power plants, with attendant smog and health effects, or seek out sources of renewable energy for a metropolis instead. A multiplayer mode will allow players to affect one another’s cities’ environmental health for better or worse, to...

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green.blogs.nytimes.com 09 Mar '12, 4pm

On Our Radar: A Rare-Earths Merger By THE NEW YORK TIMES Bloomberg News A worker packages containers of neodymium-iron-bor...

Green Blog: On Our Radar: A Solar Storm: Scient...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 08 Mar '12, 1pm

Agence France-Presse — Getty Images A solar flare recorded earlier this week. Colorful auroras? Grid or satellite disrupti...

Green Blog: On Our Radar: Environmental Protest...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 19 Mar '12, 2pm

Operating a machine known as the Plastic-Eating Monster , a start-up company in Niagara Falls, N.Y. is melting milk jugs, ...

On Our Radar: A Solar Storm: Scientists say tha...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 08 Mar '12, 12pm

Agence France-Presse — Getty Images A solar flare recorded earlier this week. Colorful auroras? Grid or satellite disrupti...

Rare Two-Character Domain For Sale - via @Share...

igoldrush.com 08 Mar '12, 9pm

Domain investor and iGoldrush CEO, Paul Goldstone, put his high value, two-character domain, co.com up for sale today afte...

President Obama speaks out against China's lock...

green.autoblog.com 13 Mar '12, 11pm

It's not a secret that China has a near stranglehold on the world's supply of rare earth metals , but when President Obama...

On Our Radar: Obama's Energy Blitz

green.blogs.nytimes.com 21 Mar '12, 12pm

On Our Radar: Obama’s Energy Blitz By THE NEW YORK TIMES After taking heat over gasoline prices, President Obama plans to ...

Green Blog: On Our Radar: Obama's Energy Blitz:...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 21 Mar '12, 12pm

After taking heat over gasoline prices, President Obama plans to visit a photovoltaic plant in Nevada and oil fields in Ne...

Rare imperial bowl creates a stir in China

Rare imperial bowl creates a stir in China

luxuo.com 12 Mar '12, 2pm

A rare Chinese porcelain bowl made almost 1,000 years ago is expected to fetch more than $10 million when it goes under th...

Green Blog: On Our Radar: Alien Plants in Antar...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 06 Mar '12, 5pm

Interloper: Poa annua was found near research stations in the Antarctic region. Scientists working in Antarctica have inad...

Complaints Over China's Rare Earth Export Polic...

spectrum.ieee.org 13 Mar '12, 6pm

China's tight grip on the trade in rare earth minerals has angered other governments for years, and now that anger looks l...