09 Mar '12, 4pm

On Our Radar: A Rare-Earths Merger: Molycorp, which operates a mine that is being reopened and expanded in Calif...

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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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: 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, ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

Could Treating Superbugs Like Rare Diseases Save Us From Crisis?

Could Treating Superbugs Like Rare Diseases Sav...

treehugger.com 10 Mar '12, 4pm

The Infectious Diseases Society of America has presented the FDA with a new idea for bringing superbugs, fueled by the mis...