Decoded Science reported that there is some concern over rare earth metals production, in that their potential applications for defense could have political implications for national security.
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Mineweb reported that a new round of more stringent crackdowns against illegal activity in the Chinese rare earth industry are being planned by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
Radio New Zealand International reported that the Pacific Ocean is host to a vast resource of heavy rare earths in its seabed, and that, due to current market conditions, the time is right to extract them.
USGS reported that a new study Alaska that looks at how REE's form, could prove important in determining where to mine for them.
Energy Global reported that, according to IHS Chemical CEH Rare Earth Minerals and Products Report, there is a growing dependence from manufacturers on rare earths to support certain technologies, which sheds light on issues surrounding the Chinese supply monopoly.
Science World Report reported that rare-earth europium nanocrystals may be the missing ingredient to lower-cost, more energy efficient white LED's.
Seeking Alpha reported that Morgan Stanley believes that demand for rare earth oxides have troughed, but that a potential oversupply could continue to put pressure on prices.
The International Business Times reported that China's rare earth exports went up in April, lifted by buyers taking advantage of low prices, as well as an increase in demand from Japan.
Star Africa reported that Malawi has begun a $20 million exploration campaign, on the hunt for rare earth metals.
Mineweb reported that a Japanese research team has determined that salmon sperm may serve as a useful, low-cost tool in extracting rare earths.