Potential rare-earths industry in the US must avoid China’s mistakes

As of 2016, the United States’ demand for rare-earth elements depended on imports, mostly from China. Rare earths are a class of critical minerals, 17 in number, that are used in many technologies such as smartphones, medical treatments, wind turbines and high-performance defense-industry equipment. Recently, politicians from America’s coal country with the help of researchers, […]