A viable alternative to Chinese minerals hegemony

Unchallenged, China could choose to expand its empire southward and eastward, as Western voices are muted by their utter dependence on Chinese “generosity” in supplying materials for smart phones, wind…

Materials Acquisition for Global Industrial Change (MAGIC)

President Biden’s inability to comprehend these realities may be due to his diminished mental capacity. But it could also be the result of rarely having to exercise his mind –…

Clean energy? The world’s demand for copper could be catastrophic for communities and environments

Mining companies cannot pay their way out of biodiversity loss, extreme poverty, and corruption risk. If they don’t engage these big challenges before the copper boom gets underway these impacts…

Biden’s actions are encouraging supply chain dependencies from foreign sources

President Biden is finally beginning to recognize national security concerns to the American economy by depending on foreign supplies for oil and for the greening of America By Ronald Stein Ambassador…

Weakest link to EV growth is the material supply chain

The worldwide plans for EV domination of the vehicle population are like having the plans to build a large house without sufficient materials being available to ever finish the house.

Biden should help clean up the developing world’s exotic mining tragedy

The enormous amounts of money being allocated for solar and wind — and the never-ending extensions of the tax credits for them — shows that energy policies in Washington and…

Does China Pose a Threat to Global Rare Earth Supply Chains?

As China’s economy has developed over the last several decades, its leaders have sought to transform the country into a key player in strategically important industries. Toward this end, Beijing…

Geologists solve puzzle that could predict valuable rare earth element deposits

Pioneering new research has helped geologists solve a long-standing puzzle that could help pinpoint new, untapped concentrations of some the most valuable rare earth deposits.

Revisiting EPA’s Gold King Mine blowout – Part 2

On August 5, five years to the day after suffering from a 3-million-gallon spill of heavy-metal-laden toxic wastewater from Colorado’s Gold King Mine, the State of Utah announced a settlement…

Recalling EPA’s Gold King Mine disaster – Part 1

On the fifth anniversary of the notorious spill of 3 million gallons of heavily contaminated acid mine water from the Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado, the U.S. Environmental Protection…

Renewable energy production will exacerbate mining threats to biodiversity

This was just published in Nature Communications. That’s gonna leave a mark. Here is the Abstract, (emphasis mine): Renewable energy production is necessary to halt climate change and reverse associated…

Why don’t these lives matter?

The world’s top producer of cobalt is the Democratic Republic of Congo, where some 40,000 children as young as four toil with their parents for less than $2 a day…

No Plan B for Planet A

Replacing fossil fuels with “renewable” energy would devastate the only planet we’ve got Paul Driessen Environmentalists and Green New Deal proponents like to say we must take care of the…

SUNRISE FOR Green New Deal

Figure 1. Midsummer Sunrise in Rural Wyoming. SUNRISE FOR GND Guest Post by KEVIN KILTY Introduction Back in April this year Anthony posted an essay entitled ” Is the Climate…

Past, present and future progress requires mining

Metal and mineral needs are constant, constantly evolving, requiring new mines John M. Clema Civilization’s progress has always been heavily dependent on farming and mining. The Stone Age didn’t end…