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Rare Earth Minerals Turn Villages to Ruins
Follow us on TWITTER: http://twitter.com/cnforbiddennews Like us on FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/chinaforbiddennews Baotou, Inner Mongolia is China's largest rare earth mineral production base. Although it is a precious mineral resource, rare earth imposes great dangers of pollution. Recently, French media reported from Baotou. Entitled "In China, rare earths are killing villages", the report highlighted massive environmental pollution. It revealed the impact of the production of rare earth minerals on local residents, animals and land. The following is our report. French media 'Le Monde' reported from Baotou, stating that by aerial viewpoint, it looks like a large lake, fed by numerous tributaries. On site, it is actually an opaque discharge covering an area of 10 km2. Surrounding the industrial plants producing 17 minerals are reject waste waters loaded with chemicals. There are no fish or algae The Le Monde article introduced that rock from Bayan obo rare earth ore mine, located 120 kilometers away, are sent here for treatment. The concentration of rare earth in the rocks is very low and must be separated and purified by hydrometallurgical processes and acid baths. In the effluent basin are exist all sorts of toxic chemicals and radioactive elements such as thorium. Ingestion of these toxins causes cancer of the pancreas, lung and blood. A pungent odor exudes within radius of 10 miles. Local villagers have been suffering from cancer. Rows of brown houses in the village have been reduced to rubble. Sichuan environmentalist Chen Yunfei indicates that rare earth refining process causes great environmental pollution and destruction. People are unaware of the specific dangers of this project, and the specialists involved in the decision-making. Chen Yunfei: "Some officials only work on the image projects for profit. They relocate once the money has been made. Some officials collude with the business, caring about nothing but profit, leaving the mess for the public." According to local residents, Baotou used to be a vast grassland. In 1958 the state enterprise Baotou Iron and Steel Company began producing rare earth production. By the end of 1980, locals found that the plant was in trouble. Last year, China Environment News reported that Baotou Iron and Steel Group's tailing dam leakage has caused damage to five surrounding villages. It has affected more than 3000 farmers, and ruined more than 3,295 Acres of farmland. Ma Peng, former Director of the Baotou Rare Earth Research Institute, indicated that due to the lack of a barrier below the tailing dam, the mining waste is directly discharging into the Yellow River. The discharge is at a rate of 300m per year. The residents also said that further pollution has been caused by other industries and thermal power plants. These industries followed rare earth production by the Baotou Iron and Steel Company. Local residents have to breathe air saturated with sulfuric acid and coal dust. Coal dust is airbourne around the houses. Cows, horses, chickens and goats are being killed by these poisons. The locals have fled, and Xinguang Sancun village has now decreased from 2000 villagers to 300. Every family is hit with illness. After 20 years of complaints to the local government, the villagers have finally won promises of financial compensation. These have only been partially fulfilled. Miss Hao, a resident of Baotou: "We all know. The government is too dark. No one cares about the people, whether they live or die, not to mention the pollution." For many years, there have been calls for attention for the issue of Baotou tailing dam discharging thorium radiation to Baotou and into the Yellow River. The hazards and pollution caused by the Baotou tailing dam have never been effectively alleviated. Environmentalist Chen Yunfei: "This is an investment that has hurt several generations. It has polluted the whole environment. This high cost investment ought to be condemned. Our future generations are going to suffer for it." China Environment News indicated that Baotou is located in the stratum fracture zone. In the event of a major earthquake or large-scale rainfall, the rupture of the tailing dam will threaten the surrounding five villages, as well as tens of thousands of lives of the Baotou Iron and Steel workers. If the tailings flow into the Yellow River, it will cause serious pollution to the river. 《神韵》2011世界巡演新亮点 http://www.ShenYunPerformingArts.org/
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Baotou toxic lake
A visit to the artificial lake in Baotou in Inner Mongolia - the dumping ground for radioactive, toxic waste from the city’s rare earth mineral refineries. The byproduct of creating materials used to do everything from make magnets for wind turbines to polishing iPhones to make them nice and shiny. Full story here: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150402-the-worst-place-on-earth Watch as Unknown Fields expedition leader Liam Young collects a sample of toxic clay to use in a forthcoming art project... To use this video in a commercial player or in broadcasts, please email [email protected]
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Insight: Rare–earth metals
Did you know the smooth running of almost every piece of technology you use - is down to something called a rare-earth metal? The Insight team ask why a monopolised market is causing global concern. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7fWeaHhqgM4Ry-RMpM2YYw?sub_confirmation=1 Livestream: http://www.youtube.com/c/trtworld/live Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TRTWorld Twitter: https://twitter.com/TRTWorld Visit our website: http://www.trtworld.com/
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How China has the USA by the Balls
NB! I accidentally used an image of a group of Israelis in this video, that I thought were Americans. Sorry about that. Stefan Molyneux and his ilk should see this video, about how Communist China butt fuck Capitalist USA big time in business. And yeah: Corporatism is just an advanced stage of "real" Capitalism. Sources: About how corrupt Capitalist politicians fucked America: http://www.counterpunch.org/2006/04/07/the-saga-of-magnequench/ About how China controls 97% of the rare earth metals: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rareearths-idUSTRE7060S620110107 About rare earth metals: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rare_earth_element About Thorium: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorium About Rare earth in North korea: http://www.mining.com/largest-known-rare-earth-deposit-discovered-in-north-korea-86139/ http://www.businessinsider.fr/us/north-korea-is-thought-to-be-sitting-on-6-trillion-worth-of-rare-earth-metals-2012-8/ http://thediplomat.com/2014/01/north-korea-may-have-two-thirds-of-worlds-rare-earths/ About the pollution caused by extracting metals from rare earth: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/aug/07/china-rare-earth-village-pollution http://www.eurare.eu/regulation.html https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/rare-earth-mining-china-social-environmental-costs http://www.news.com.au/travel/world-travel/asia/baotou-is-the-worlds-biggest-supplier-of-rare-earth-minerals-and-its-hell-on-earth/news-story/371376b9893492cfc77d23744ca12bc5 https://www.cairn.info/revue-responsabilite-et-environnement1-2010-2-page-92.htm About the effects of US colonization of Iraq: http://www.globalresearch.ca/biopiracy-and-gmos-the-fate-of-iraq-s-agriculture/1447 Google is not your friend, but you can still use it to your benefit. Get my books from here: https://www.amazon.com/Varg-Vikernes/e/B00IVZ2KPO/ref=la_B00IVZ2KPO_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1492277183&sr=1-1
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Why the USA (or China?) will attack North Korea
Sources: About rare earth metals: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rare_earth_element About Thorium: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorium About Rare earth in North korea: http://www.mining.com/largest-known-rare-earth-deposit-discovered-in-north-korea-86139/ http://www.businessinsider.fr/us/north-korea-is-thought-to-be-sitting-on-6-trillion-worth-of-rare-earth-metals-2012-8/ http://thediplomat.com/2014/01/north-korea-may-have-two-thirds-of-worlds-rare-earths/ About the pollution caused by extracting metals from rare earth: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/aug/07/china-rare-earth-village-pollution http://www.eurare.eu/regulation.html https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/rare-earth-mining-china-social-environmental-costs http://www.news.com.au/travel/world-travel/asia/baotou-is-the-worlds-biggest-supplier-of-rare-earth-minerals-and-its-hell-on-earth/news-story/371376b9893492cfc77d23744ca12bc5 About how China controls 97% of the rare earth metals: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rareearths-idUSTRE7060S620110107 About the effects of US colonization of Iraq: http://www.globalresearch.ca/biopiracy-and-gmos-the-fate-of-iraq-s-agriculture/1447 Google is your friend. Get my books from here: https://www.amazon.com/Varg-Vikernes/e/B00IVZ2KPO/ref=la_B00IVZ2KPO_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1492277183&sr=1-1
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MORE PRECIOUS THAN GOLD? - China's Rare Earth Minerals Consolidation
The cost of many rare earth elements has defied analysts' predictions with steep price increases since the beginning of the month. For instance in the last week, the price of dysprosium has risen from around $700 per kilogram up to $1,470. Bloomberg's Jason Scott also reported on June 16th that the price of europium "has risen to as much as $3,400 a kilogram from between $1,260 and $1,300 [per kilogram]." Numerous changes to Chinese mining and trade policies are being attributed to price rise. The changes revolve around the consolidation of rare earth producers in China. Chinese officials have stated their plans to consolidate the industry in an attempt reduce pollution, as well as illegal smuggling of the metals attributed to small artisanal mining firms.
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The growing demand for lithium
With the price of oil expected to climb, there's a growing demand for alternatively fueled vehicles. This has sparked a global interest in the natural resource lithium. It's a key ingredient in rechargeable batteries. An estimated 80 percent of the world's lithium is found in Chile, Argentina and Bolivia. Richard Reynolds reports from Salar de Atacama in Chile, the world's largest lithium producer.
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China's struggle to kick its coal habit
China is the world's biggest polluter, consuming more coal than the rest of the world combined. It is now taking global leadership in combating climate change and has pledged to drastically cut its use of fossil fuels. Central to that plan is to increase renewable energy by 20 per cent by 2030.
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China - Rare Earth Mining (aka Lynas) - Poison
Rare Earth Mining - Poison in China
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Here's Where the Juice That Powers Batteries Comes From
Ashlee Vance explores lithium mining in Chile’s Atacama Desert. Watch the full episode of 'Hello World: Chile': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii1aMY-vU70 Like this video? Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg?sub_confirmation=1 And subscribe to Bloomberg Politics for the latest political news: http://www.youtube.com/BloombergPolitics?sub_confirmation=1 Bloomberg is the First Word in business news, delivering breaking news & analysis, up-to-the-minute market data, features, profiles and more: http://www.bloomberg.com Connect with us on... Twitter: https://twitter.com/business Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bloombergbusiness Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bloombergbusiness/ Bloomberg Television brings you coverage of the biggest business stories and exclusive interviews with newsmakers, 24 hours a day: http://www.bloomberg.com/live Connect with us on... Twitter: https://twitter.com/bloombergtv Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BloombergTelevision Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bloombergtv
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China Defends Rare Earth Reforms
China has published its first white paper on rare earth policy. It says China has just 23 percent of the world's rare-earth deposits, while currently supplying around 95 percent of the world's rare earth elements. The paper makes no mention of lifting the quota restrictions on exporting rare earth elements. In fact, it states rare earth mining is causing a large amount of environmental pollution. Excessive rare earth mining has resulted in landslides, clogged rivers, environmental pollution dangers and even major accidents and disasters, causing great damage to people's safety and health and the ecological environment. The United States, Japan and the European Union filed a complaint in March with the World Trade Organization against China's export restrictions on rare earths. They say the current restrictions break free trade agreement rules. Rare earth elements were discovered in the late 18th century. Today, they're used in many electronic devices such as televisions, hybrid cars, smartphones, and weapons. For more news and videos visit ➡ ‪http://english.ntdtv.com‬ Follow us on Twitter ➡ ‪http://twitter.com/NTDTelevision‬
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Industry Watch: Cache Exploration has exciting Rare Earth Deposits in East Canada
January 24th, 2011: George Brown, President of Cache Exploration, sits down with Al at the Cambridge House conference and discusses Cache's exciting Rare Earth projects in New Brunswick and Newfoundland. Cache is a publicly traded mineral-resource company (TSX-V:CAY) with a focus on exploration for rare-earth elements (REE's), and other metals required by the new high tech industries and energy-saving technologies. Rare earths are essential raw materials used in nearly all sustainable energy technologies and a wide spectrum of defense applications. For full interview transcript, visit: http://evenkeelmedia.blogspot.com/2011/02/industry-watch-cache-exploration-has.html To learn more visit: http://cacheexploration.com http://kereport.com http://evenkeelmedia.com Sign up for our FREE Newsletter! https://secure.campaigner.com/CSB/Public/Form.aspx?fid=541179/
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Tons? of radio active waste created via rare earth magnet production that go inside a Windturbine
Is there tons? of radio active waste created for the multi tons worth of rare earth magnets that go inside a single 3MW Windturbine is huge. Windturbines need a lot of neodymium rare earth. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2015/apr/15/rare-earthenware-a-journey-to-the-toxic-source-of-luxury-goods http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-1350811/In-China-true-cost-Britains-clean-green-wind-power-experiment-Pollution-disastrous-scale.html http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150402-the-worst-place-on-earth
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The Devastating Effects of Pollution in China (Part 1/2)
We went to the single most polluted place on earth, the coal-mining town of Linfen in Shanxi Province, China, where kids play in dirty rivers and the sun sets early behind a thick curtain of smog. Watch part 2 here: http://bit.ly/Toxic-China-2 Check out "Toxic: America's Water Crisis" here: http://bit.ly/Water-Crisis-1 Check out the Best of VICE here: http://bit.ly/VICE-Best-Of Check out our full video catalog: http://bit.ly/VICE-Videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Read our tumblr: http://vicemag.tumblr.com
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10 MOST TOXIC Places On Earth
From the DIRTIEST Cities, to nuclear wastelands ; these are the 10 MOST TOXIC Places On Earth. HEY YOU ! There are more awesome videos being made every week, like and subscribe to World Unearthed so you don't miss a beat ! 10.La Oroya | Peru 9.Dhaka | Bangladesh 8. Norilsk | Russia The city has been branded as the most polluted city in Russia, where the snow is black, air tastes like sulfur and rivers run red. Life expectancy of employees in the smelter is 10 years below the Russian average. By some estimates, 1% of the world`s sulfur dioxide emission comes from the Norilsk nickel mines. Nearly 500 tons of copper and nickel as well as two million tons of sulfur dioxide are released into the air, annually. In 2016 the nearby Daldykan River turned red and the evidence pointed to privately owned wastewater pipes. The company accepted the responsibility while claiming that the coloring was of no danger to humans or wildlife. The smelting plant was in the process of being modernized and steps are being taken in order to reduce pollution. 7.Nevada Proving Grounds | Nevada Nevada Proving Grounds, now known as the Nevada Test Site or Nevada National Security Site is a U. S. Department of Energy reservation in Nye County, Nevada, 65 miles northwest from Las Vegas. The tests stopped in 1994 but the area is still extremely radioactive. Even though the radioactivity in the water is gradually declining, isotopes like plutonium and uranium could pose risks to workers or future settlers on the NNSS for tens of thousands of years. 6.Shanghai | China In December of 2013, Shanghai suffered a great spike in air pollution when the so called “2013 Eastern China Smog” occurred. The pollution levels were between 23 and 31 times the international standard. Nearly one-third of all government vehicles were pulled off the streets, construction work was halted, student`s outdoor activities were suspended, flights were cancelled or diverted. And even though air pollution in Shanghai is substantial by the world standard, it is still lower than other cities in China. Among the top 500 most polluted cities in the world, Chinese cities hold 179 spots. Thankfully, China is taking extremely serious measures to reduce pollution, closing coal factories, smelters and mills while switching over to more eco-friendly energy sources. 5.Northwest Arctic | Alaska Out of all the states in the union, Alaska produces the most toxins, outranking every other state by nearly 3 times. A closer look reveals that 91% of all of Alaska`s emissions come from one county, Northwest Arctic, most of it originating from one city – Kotzebue, population 7,500. So how is it possible that a tiny city, in the middle of nowhere Alaska is responsible for so much pollution? Well, just 90 miles from Kotzebue is Red Dog Mine, the largest source of zinc in the world. It was established in 1987 and each year, it releases 756 million pounds of toxins into the environment. 4.Asse II mine | Germany The Asse II mine opened between 1906, initially extracting potash (until 1925) and producing rock salt (1916-1964). But during the period between 1964 and 1995 the mine was used as a storage of radioactive waste. Now, this mine has been abandoned, with barrels of low-level and medium-level waste in a jumbled heap, some of it not even contained properly. There`s fears that the mine could fill with water and authorities are rushing to remove the waste with remotely operated vehicles since it is unsafe for workers to go in there. 3. | New Mexico The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant’s history is relatively short, it became operational in 1999. The facility is used to store transuranic waste left over from nuclear weapons research. Transuranic waste consists of clothing, tools, rags, residues, debris, soil and other items contaminated with radioactive elements, mostly plutonium. 2.Pacific Proving Grounds | Pacific Ocean Pacific Proving Grounds is the name given to a number of sites on the Marshall Islands and in the Pacific Ocean which were used for nuclear testing between 1946 and 1962. The US conducted 105 atmospheric and underwater nuclear tests in the Pacific. 1.Pripyat | Ukraine 50000 People used to live here... Now it's a ghost town. Radiation levels were so high that Nuclear Power stations in Sweden, Finland and Norway detected the anomaly. Twenty years later, the area is still uninhabitable. Except for the 197 people living in 11 villages scattered in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. The average age is 63.
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Coal Mining's Environmental Impact | From The Ashes
In Appalachia, coal companies blow the tops off of mountains to get at the coal. The damage this does to the surrounding environment and water supply is devastating. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About From The Ashes: From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be in the current political climate. From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to present compelling and often heartbreaking stories about what’s at stake for our economy, health, and climate. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Coal Mining's Environmental Impact | From The Ashes https://youtu.be/ynN39sfqT8w National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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China to answer rare metals complaint at WTO
http://www.euronews.com/ A dispute over rare metals which has been building for years has come to a head: China has been challenged for restricting its exports. It provides 97 percent of the global output. The US, EU and Japan have fired off a formal complaint with the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The objection includes lower prices for Chinese manufacturers. Foreigners pay up to twice as much, yet cannot shop elsewhere. As in Brussels and Tokyo, the White House said Beijing must play fair. President Obama said: "American manufacturers need to have access to rare earth material which China supplies. Now, if China would simply let the market work on its own, we'd have no objection. But their policies currently are preventing that from happening, and they go against the very rules that China agreed to follow." The rare earths case is the first to be jointly filed by the European Union, the United States and Japan. Rare earths are crucial for the defence, electronics and renewable-energy industries. Beijing set an export quota of 30,258 tonnes in 2011, but it shipped only 16,861 tonnes last year, official data shows. Export prices over the past two years have quadrupled, encouraging buyers to shift operations to China Beijing said the complaint was unfair and that it would defend itself in the WTO, citing environmental and supply control problems. A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said: "Exploiting rare earths effects the environment. China is implementing some management policies governing the environment and resources, working on sustainable development. We believe these policies are in line with WTO rules." Refining rare earths requires large amounts of acid. It also produces low-level radioactive waste. Extracting the stuff is harmful for the land, for water supplies and for people. Rare earth metals are generally dispersed. China has them in concentrated and economically exploitable forms, therefore enjoying a monopoly position. The metals go into hi-tech magnets, lasers, batteries, phones, x-ray machines, lamp bulbs and munitions. Other countries closed their own refineries over concern for pollution, as well as rare earths mines when China undercut world prices in the 1990s, partly thanks to cheap labour and looser standards. Find us on: Youtube http://bit.ly/zr3upY Facebook http://www.facebook.com/euronews.fans Twitter http://twitter.com/euronews
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2000 Tons of radioactive sludge created for 1 ton of rare-earth neodymium magnet BBC
2000 tons of radioactive waste created for the 1 ton worth of rare earth neodymium magnets that go inside a single 3MW Windturbine is huge. Windturbines need a lot of neodymium rare earth. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2015/apr/15/rare-earthenware-a-journey-to-the-toxic-source-of-luxury-goods http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-1350811/In-China-true-cost-Britains-clean-green-wind-power-experiment-Pollution-disastrous-scale.html http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150402-the-worst-place-on-earth
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Disappearing River Part 2: Scorched Rare Earth
Unregulated Mining Leaves Behind Ravaged, Toxic Landscape
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BBC - Tons radioactive waste created for 1 wind-turbine via rare earth element refinement
Over 1,000 of tons of radioactive waste created for one ton worth of rare earth magnets that go inside a single 3MW Wind-turbine. Wind-turbines need a lot of neodymium rare earth. Green energy tech is not green in manufacture. http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150402-the-worst-place-on-earth https://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2015/apr/15/rare-earthenware-a-journey-to-the-toxic-source-of-luxury-goods http://instituteforenergyresearch.org/analysis/big-winds-dirty-little-secret-rare-earth-minerals/ http://instituteforenergyresearch.org/analysis/big-winds-dirty-little-secret-rare-earth-minerals/ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-1350811/In-China-true-cost-Britains-clean-green-wind-power-experiment-Pollution-disastrous-scale.html
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China's Rare Earth Minerals - The next GOLD RUSH
Select-Global is one of the most influential and innovative companies in the Alternative Investment and SIPP Investment arena. We are dedicated to guiding our investors through the sometimes complex world of investment opportunities that the global Alternative Investment markets offer. Source, Reuters: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwHz2pnqwxI&feature=related
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China Japan Dispute Shines Light on Rare Earth Metals - VOA Special English
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China's Crazy Plan To Mine The Moon
China is planning to strip mine the moon for a rare helium, but why? Are they even allowed to do this? Follow Julian on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jhug00 Read More: China Plans To Strip Mine The Moon For Rare Helium-3 http://www.immortal.org/4376/china-plans-strip-mine-moon-rare-helium-3/ "Chinese state media has reported the service module of test lunar orbiter has successfully began orbiting the Moon and the lunar mission will see the Chang'e 5 spacecraft perform a soft landing on the surface of the Moon, where it will collect four pounds of rock and soil samples before returning home, China Topix reported." China Reaches Moon Orbit, Wants to Mine Very Rare, Energy Dense Element http://www.zmescience.com/space/china-moon-mine-helium-14012015/ "China's has reached a new milestone in its space program - its latest spacecraft service module has entered orbit around the moon, after being successfully tested on Earth a few months ago." How Lunar Soil Could Power the Future http://www.livescience.com/2784-lunar-soil-power-future.html "The moon is once again a popular destination, as several space-faring nations are talking about setting up bases there. One reason would be to mine fuel for future fusion reactors." Ouyang Ziyuan's Moon Dream Coming True http://www.china.org.cn/english/scitech/175923.htm "Ouyang Ziyuan's interest in the moon first came when he read about the catastrophic collisions when meteorites hit the Earth." Outer Space Treaty http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outer_Space_Treaty ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Julia Wilde on Twitter https://twitter.com/julia_sci DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com Download the TestTube App: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq
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Rethinking Water Challenges in China with Hongqiao Liu
China’s economic miracle has come at a heavy environmental price, and policy makers are only beginning to respond in earnest. While China’s leaders tackle the country’s smog problems, non-gaseous pollutants are a mounting environmental and public health threat. Unsafe drinking water is pumped into millions of homes every day, and under-regulated rare earth metals mining has rendered whole villages uninhabitable. Widespread awareness of urban and rural water pollution has fueled a boom in China’s bottled water industry, currently growing twice as fast as the country’s GDP. Bottled water is not however, a sustainable replacement for clean tap water; lack of oversight at treatment facilities does not guarantee its safety for consumption, and massive amounts of plastic waste is generated. Meanwhile, the extraction and processing of rare earth metals, in which China accounts for 85% of global production, is wreaking environmental havoc in surrounding districts. Though critical to many modern technology industries, through chemical waste and the unearthing of radioactive substances, rare earth metals mining has created “cancer villages,” contaminated drinking water and agricultural produce, and is now endangering the Yellow River. Hongqiao Liu is an environmental researcher and award winning journalist who focuses on balancing economic and environmental imperatives. In her recent research, Ms. Liu has examined the alarming effects of water pollution and rare earth metals mining in China, and investigated the obstacles to regulatory reform. Ms. Liu discussed her findings with the National Committee on November 7, 2016, in New York City. Bio: Hongqiao Liu has worked as both an environmental researcher and journalist at some of China’s most influential media outlets: Southern Metropolis Daily and Caixin Media. Her reporting ranges from social and civic issues and environmental crime to emerging environment-related health challenges in China. Her reporting has raised heated public debate within China, and inspired policy change at the national level. Ms. Liu is currently a consultant for China Water Risk (CWR), a think tank focused on addressing business and environmental risk arising from China’s limited water resources. At CWR, she has expanded her previous investigations into reports that explore China’s challenges in safeguarding its drinking water sources. Ms. Liu’s work at CWR includes China’s Long March Towards Safe Drinking Water, Bottled Water in China: Boom or Bust?, and Rare Earths: Shades of Grey – Can China Continue to Fuel our Clean and Smart Future? These reports have been widely cited in policy papers released by China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection, Caixin, HSBC, and Moody’s Research. Issues raised by Ms. Liu were also picked up by global and local media such as The Guardian, The Economist, China Daily, Xinhua, and Phoenix Weekly, among others. Ms. Liu is a regular contributing author to the Green Book of Environment: The Annual Report on Environment Development of China. She also works closely with China Dialogue’s “Third Pole” and Internews’ Earth Journalism Network to expand the role of environmental journalism in Chinese media. Ahead of COP21, Liu was a judge in UNDP’s annual “Climate Change Storytelling Contest” and in Paris, she sat on a panel to discuss green growth along with The Economist’s senior editor at “Earth to Paris” hosted by the United Nations Foundation. Outside China, Ms. Liu has explored new approaches to covering transnational wildlife crime. She worked closely with the China-Africa Reporting Project of Witwatersrand University and the Forum for African Investigative Reporters to develop a GIS-based database on rhinoceros poaching and trafficking. Speaking at the African Investigative Journalists Annual Conference in 2014, Ms. Liu introduced China’s perspectives on wildlife crime to help facilitate a global approach toward preventing the trade. Her collaboration with the Oxpeckers Center of Environmental Investigative Journalism, an African journalism initiative, continues today. Ms. Liu attended from Beijing Normal University on a national journalism scholarship, and graduated with a bachelor in communications. She holds the record as the youngest recipient of many journalism awards and fellowships on environmental and science journalism from Chinese and international media associations.
Baotou toxic lake footage
Baotou Iron and Steel Group, Baotou Steel or Baogang Group is an iron and steel state-owned enterprise in Baotou, Inner Mongolia, China. The mining of iron ore produces low level toxic sludge that is discharged into a sludge lake. The lake is so large it can be. seen from space. As the water evaporates and the sludge dries into a toxic silt, prevailing winds carry the radioactive sand ladened with rare earth elements into the local village, poisoning its residents.
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Rare Earth Elements
Hank reveals why our love affair with the rare earth elements has a dark side. Like SciShow on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Follow SciShow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow References: http://washingtonindependent.com/101462/california-mine-represents-hope-... http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/09/business/energy-environment/09rare.htm... http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/rare_earths/
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The Devastating Effects of Pollution in China (Part 2/2)
We went to the single most polluted place on earth, the coal-mining town of Linfen, China. In part 2, we check out illegal coal mines and find out what what makes China the world's leading polluter. Watch part 1 here: http://bit.ly/Toxic-China-1 Check out the Best of VICE here: http://bit.ly/VICE-Best-Of Subscribe to VICE here! http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://bit.ly/VICE-Videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Read our tumblr: http://vicemag.tumblr.com
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Rare Earth Experts Embarrassed in Malaysia
Follow us on TWITTER: http://twitter.com/cnforbiddennews Like us on FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/chinaforbiddennews Rare earth pollution is very severe in mainland China. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) sponsored a trip for three rare earth and radiation prevention experts to to host three Rare Earth Cognition Briefings in Malaysia. After being bombarded with questions by Malaysian people, the three "experts" left the meeting totally embarrassed. From August 3 to 5, three Rare Earth Cognition Briefings were held in Kuantan, Malaysia, at the Thean Hou Temple. The three Chinese experts constantly emphasized that the radiation emitted by rare earth waste products is within the normal range and it cannot cause acute radiation sickness. The public questioned their findings with regards to the risk of cell mutation and cancer. Unscientific answers were provided by the Chinese "experts" thus putting them on the hot seat. Local media reported that the Save Malaysia Committee V.P. Dr. Pan questioned one Chinese experts, Xia Yihua, whether he had a medical background. Because from a medical point of view, internal radiation has never been considered safe. Dr. Pan was suspect of the Chinese experts' data, saying that no medical evidence existed to support their claims. Pan called for a future debate with more detailed medical data. Youth Section of Hainan Association secretary, Fang, questioned one of the Chinese experts, Zhao Yamin, whether he has a Ph.D. or chemistry engineering background. Zhao admitted that he does not have a Ph.D. degree but refused to say whether he had such a background. One of the organizers for the event, the president of the Kuantan Hakka Association, was surrounded by 50 anti-rare-earth protestors outside the hotel. Event organizers strictly controlled access to the last briefing. Nanyang Siang Pau revealed that the event organizers only subsidized the lodging and travelling expenses for the Chinese experts, as the rest was paid by the CCP. Australian rare earth giant, Lynas, obtained a permit in 2008 to build the world's largest rare earth refinery in Pahang, Malaysia, in Gebeng Industrial Zone. The project was strongly opposed due the public's concerns about radiation from rare earth waste, However, the project is nearly completed and will start operations in September. Malaysians now criticize the CCP "experts" on Facebook. The three organizers were also criticized. Some netizens questioned, "If you want to discuss the pro and cons of rare earth refineries, why not talk about the briefings' contents? The presenters didn't even want to talk about the risks that the refinery would have on people's health. They only talk about safety issues, or they were uncertain about things." "Rare earth pollution in mainland China is at an all-time high. NTD reporters Wu Wei and Xiao Yu 《神韵》2011世界巡演新亮点 http://www.ShenYunPerformingArts.org/
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Most Toxic Substances On Earth
Deadly toxins could be lurking in the places you would least expect them to. In small doses, some of these substances we’re about to mention are beneficial to mankind. However after years of exposure or getting splashed water from your own home aquarium could me enough to have life changing consequences. Other chemicals are engineered by scientists in laboratories to create as much destruction as possible. Some questionable things put into the foods we eat every day, to pollutants that are known to cause cancer, here are the most toxic substances on earth! 14. Hexavalent Chromium Hexavalent chromium is an oxidized form of the element chromium in the +6 oxidation state which is recognized as a human carcinogen. It’s more often than not found in industrial areas especially in tanneries in Hazaribagh, Bangladesh which can emit 21,600 cubic meters of toxic each day into the environment. It can also be found in textile dyes, wood preservation, anti corrosive agents to paint, and other surface coatings. It can also be formed from heating up or welding stainless steel or melting chromium. 13. Brominated Vegetable Oil In what case do you think bromite might be acceptable in your diet? Just about never?! Also konwn as BVO, it’s banned just about everywhere in the world as a food additive but it still in active use in the US and japan. Why would they add a strange substance in our drinks? It’s mainly to keep different flavors and ingredients from breaking apart and helps prevent certain flavors from floating up to the top. It might end up in your soft drinks like mountain dew, fanta sundrop and energy drinks. Despite pepsi cola and coca cola vowing to remove it from their soft drinks, it can still be seen in their ingredients. Brominated Vegetable oil might also be used as a pesticide, flame retardant, in nasal spray and plastics to name a few. It’s also linked to thyroid problems, skin rashes and other bad stuff. Check for this sneaky ingredient next time your shopping and let us know where you find it in the comment section 12. Lead HIgh levels of lead exposure can lead to fatality while lead build up in the body over a long period of time can have frightening and painful results. The city of Picher oklahoma became highly contaminated with lead which gave many a closer look of the symptoms. Teachers would report severe learning disabilities here and for a while no one was sure why but it definitely wasn’t from attention deficit disorder! It became evident that the tap water became mixed with lead that was being mined in the town. Sources of exposure can be from the following: soil, household dust, pottery, toys, paint chips, cosmetics, mexican candy, lead bullets, and mining. Many recalls have taken place from China because it was discovered that lead with paint was being used on toys such as hot wheels. 11. STevia You might see a drink that’s labelled as having natural flavoring but you might fully understand until you read the ingredients. A new sweetener is found in various coca cola products that is found in a plant, but, it can be processed to be 200 times sweeter than natural sugar without adding calories. The process used to create this extraordinarily sweet food is anything but natural, using chemicals such as ethanol, isopropanol and other complicated chemicals. You can see it labeled on this bottle as stevia extract If it’s so natural, why did coca cola want to patent their process of extracting the stevia sweetener from the plant?. Some studies would insist that something this sweet can cause the body to act in a similar way as if it were consuming something with actual sugar. 10. Silver There’s more than one reason you don’t wanna get a silver metal if you’re competing in the olympics. While silver might not be hazardous to the touch, ingesting silver orally can lead to bizarre complications.The condition, known as argyria is often caused from high amounts of chemical compounds from the element of silver or silver dust making their skin silver-like in the process. It can also turn the skin blue or a blue-ish grey. 92 year old man has a generalized form of argylia and you can tell how these chemical compounds have tragically affected him. It’s visible over large surfaces of the body but people with this condition can also appear to be physically in good shape despite their strange skin color. Stan Jones, a Libertarian candidate for US senate, ingested large amounts of silver thinking it had some type of home remedy with healing power. Strange but true.
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Why It Takes 75 Elements To Make Your Cell Phone
Turns out there are some pretty rare elements in your smartphone. How rare are they and what are they doing in your phone? Why Does Your Phone Battery Suck? - https://youtu.be/TkEMPh0cXUw Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here - http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI Get 15% off http://www.domain.com domain names and web hosting when you use coupon code DNEWS at checkout! Read More: The All-American iPhone https://www.technologyreview.com/s/601491/the-all-american-iphone/?utm_campaign=add_this&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=post "According to King at the Ames Lab, an iPhone has about 75 elements in it-two-thirds of the periodic table. Even just the outside of an iPhone relies heavily on materials that aren't commercially available in the U.S. Aluminum comes from bauxite, and there are no major bauxite mines in the U.S. (Recycled aluminum would have to be the domestic source.)" For metals of the smartphone age, no Plan B http://news.yale.edu/2013/12/02/metals-smartphone-age-no-plan-b "Many of the metals needed to feed the surging global demand for high-tech products, from smart phones to solar panels, cannot be replaced, leaving some markets vulnerable if resources become scarce, according to a new Yale study." Where to Find Rare Earth Elements http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/physics/rare-earth-elements-in-cell-phones/ "Every time I see a commercial for a new cell phone, I feel a bit nauseous. I love a new cell phone just like the next person, but because of my training as a materials scientist, I feel like a worker in a sausage factory. Cell phones, like sausages, may be great, but you don't really want to know what it takes to make them." ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos daily. Watch More DNews on Seeker http://www.seeker.com/show/dnews/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/+dnews Seeker http://www.seeker.com/ Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here: http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI Written By: William Poor
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Rare Earth Elements Crisis
Rare Earth Metals aren't as widely know as oil for example. But they'll soon become pretty notorious. These minerals are essential part of almost every technological device on the market today, like cell phones, cameras, HYBRID CARS, wind turbines and even military devices. The fact that China currently produces 97% of the world's supply, the results of exports halt will be disastrous. Meanwhile, rare earth ore-rich USA only has several development stage companies, trying to deal with that problem: Greenland Minerals and Energy Ltd. PINK:GDLNF Molycorp, Inc NASDAQ:MCP Rare Element Resources Ltd. NYSE:REE Medallion Resources Ltd. PINK:MLLOF Ucore Rare Metals, Inc. PINK:UURAF While the government takes the usual stance: postpone taking precautions, until the situation becomes unbearable. We do not own the rights to this video.
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Malaysians protest against Australian rare earths plant
A Malaysian group representing villagers and civil groups will file a legal challenge to the government's decision to approve a massive rare earths plant by Lynas, the Australian mining company . The Atomic Energy Licensing Board announced late on Wednesday it would grant Lynas a license to operate the first rare earths plant outside China in years, despite public protests over fears of radioactive pollution. It said Lynas must submit plans for a permanent disposal facility within 10 months and make a $50mn financial guarantee. Malaysia hopes the Lynas plant will spur growth. But the project has been the subject of heated protests over health and environmental risks posed by potential leaks of radioactive waste. Florence Looi reports from the eastern Malaysian city of Kuantan.
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Metal-Pages Rare Earth Conference 2011
On September 15th 2011, Alexis Assimacopoulos (Director, Core Consultants) presented at the 2011 Metal-Pages rare earth conference on the global end use of rare earths for the future.
Coal Mining in China
China coal mine are dangerous and cause respiratory disease
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The Secrets of the Super Elements BBC Documentary 2017 | Super Materials Rare Earth Metals
Crocodiles Dying due to strange pollution disease in the kruger park. Please SUBSCRIBE & SHARE. Related Keywords: Strange Places on Earth,NatGeo . Super Elements are rare earth elements or rare earth metals behind modern technology. So far, China has kind of monopoly on these rare metals and rare . Best Documentary 2016 The Most Mysterious Creepy Things On Earth Ever The Great Blue Hole is an amazing natural wonder off the coast of Belize. Documentary about the race to build the Seven Seas Explorer on Documentary dock Please subscribe us .
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Eliminating hazards in coal mines in China
China's progress in closing down its small and medium-sized coal mines has been impressive: in 2016, the country reached its target of cutting coal production capacity by 250 million tons. However, security problems at the remaining mines persist. CGTN’s Guan Yang has more. Subscribe to us on Youtube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download for IOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChinaGlobalTVNetwork/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/CGTNOfficial Google+: https://plus.google.com/+CCTVNEWSbeijing Tumblr: http://cctvnews.tumblr.com/ Weibo: http://weibo.com/cctvnewsbeijing
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This Russian River Mysteriously Turned Blood Red  Then A Nickel Plant Revealed The Horrible Truth
Please do not forget to visit the site http://scribol.com ************************************************************** The Daldykan River runs right past the Russian settlement of Norilsk, the world’s most northerly city. Remote it may be, but Norilsk, which sits firmly inside the Arctic Circle, is home to over 100,000 people. And, as of recently, it took center stage in an environmental scandal that’s captured the world’s attention. The scandal occurred at the beginning of September 2016. Norilsk locals had noticed that the Daldykan River – normally so lovely and so blue – had turned a distressing shade of blood red. And, although the river is unconnected to the city’s water supply, residents deemed the color strange enough to share on Russian social media. The Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment subsequently promised to investigate the phenomenon. Its theory was that the red hue could be the result of a leak from the nearby Nadezhda Metallurgical Plant. Others, however, believed that the color had been caused by a deliberate chemical runoff from the same plant. Others still blamed the incident on a combination of the facility’s wastewater mixing with mineral ore. But, whichever way you cut it, everybody was pointing the finger at the nickel plant. This wasn’t, in fact, the first time that pollution had been blamed for weird events in this part of Siberia. Certainly, the region has many mines that tap into its rich deposits of copper, nickel and silvery-white palladium. This wealth of natural resources, then, comes at a cost to the environment. Indeed, mining the metals means that over four million tons of pollutants – including arsenic and lead – are belched into the atmosphere from Norilsk each year. Environmentalist Richard Fuller, the president of the Blacksmith Institute, told TIME that “there’s not a single living tree” within a 30-mile radius of the Nadezhda plant. “It’s just a wasteland,” he added. Incidentally, Norilsk was established in the mid 1930s as a Siberian labor camp. Life for the people forced to work there would have been pretty miserable, and while labor camps were later outlawed, the city remains, to this day, a challenging place to live. Russia’s industry-driven pollution problem, however, is by no means limited to outermost Siberia. Today, in fact, three quarters of the country’s surface water – and, startlingly, half of all Russian water – is deemed polluted. ************************************************************** ►You can support the channel: PATREON https://goo.gl/KtaKrp ►web: http://watchjojo.com ► SUBSCRIBE US: https://goo.gl/Z4nZcg ► Follow Us On Google Plus: https://goo.gl/JYf9Rr ► Like us Our Facebook Page: https://goo.gl/C5Rv92 ► Follow On Twitter: https://goo.gl/PZ2U1R ►For more articles visit: http://scribol.com ►Article link: https://goo.gl/ANF5XV #watchjojo
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Rescuing rare earths from coal mine waste — Speaking of Chemistry
Acidic mine water is contaminating many streams in West Virginia’s coal country. Researchers are trying to extract valuable rare-earth elements from that waste to help recover some of the costs of treating it. https://cen.acs.org/materials/inorganic-chemistry/coal-new-source-rare-earths/96/i28?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=CEN ↓↓More info and references below↓↓ This video was corrected on July 12, 2018. An earlier version of the video displayed the incorrect formula for manganese hydroxide, showing Mg2(OH)3 instead of Mn(OH)2. We regret the error. Read more: A whole new world for rare earths | C&EN https://cen.acs.org/articles/95/i34/whole-new-world-rare-earths.html Managing a dearth of rare earths | C&EN https://cen.acs.org/articles/90/i14/Managing-Dearth-Rare-Earths.html Securing the supply of rare earths | C&EN https://cen.acs.org/articles/88/i35/Securing-Supply-Rare-Earths.html Speaking of Chemistry is a production of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly news magazine of the American Chemical Society. Contact us at [email protected]!
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Norra Kärr - Tasman jeopardizes our drinking water!
Tasman metals Ltd with its Swedish subsidiary, Tasman metals AB, recently published a technical report for their planned REE mine, in Norra Kärr, where they currently have mining concession. The next step the company needs to take, is the process to finalize the Environmental impact description report, before they can start mining and processing the rare earth metals from the crushed bedrock. Tasmans technical report shows that they plan an open pit mining operation, where the mining and milling activity, will cover an area of 10 square kilometers, in a very sensitive area. Lake Vättern is a unique clear water lake comparable with fresh drinking water in our mountain lakes and the protests among inhabitants and politicians are growing. Lake Vättern is nutrientpoor which makes it susceptible to pollution from fertilizer, metals and environmental toxins. The long turnover time (60years) of the lake makes it very vulnerable to contaminations and the effects of emissions are longlasting. There are strong reasons to be worried about the negative impact of mining on water quality, since Vättern is the most important drinking water source in Sweden! Do not jeopardize our drinking water!! We will defend Lake Vättern to the last breath!!
Does the waste from Rare Earth extraction release radioactive radiation?
MCB Studio reporting on "Does the waste from Rare Earth extraction release radioactive radiation?" *THIS VIDEO IS FOR ACADEMIC & EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.*
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Green Technologies Linked to Destructive Mining.m4v
A recent New York Times article reveals that some of the greenest technologies of the age, from electric cars to efficient light bulbs to very large wind turbines, are made possible by an unusual group of elements called rare earths. And the worlds dependence on these substances is rising fast. The Times says these elements come almost entirely from China, from some of the most environmentally damaging mines in the country, in an industry dominated by criminal gangs.
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Ecomodernist Soapbox #3: The Myth of Nuclear Waste
A continuation of the last soapbox, "Wake Up!" ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjF7Pf3oMo8&feature=youtu.be ) this video explains how nuclear spent fuel from nuclear reactors isn't "waste" at all nor is it dangerous. It's perfect safety record worldwide stretching back to the 1950s is proof enough and ,actually rather than being "waste" it is actually an extremely valuable commodity in the making like expensive old wine. Sure it sounds strange to hear this but truth is sometimes stranger than fiction! References: This video is based, mainly on the work of Kirk Sorensen and Ozzie Zehner. The full videos are listed below: Is Waste Really Waste? Kirk Sorensen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rv-mFSoZOkE Ozzie Zehner ,at the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society at the University of California, Berkeley. "Solar Cells and Other Fairy Tales" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJ9-jYfpwfw 500 Chinese Villagers Protest Solar Plant Pollution https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tw2qlYxeSj4 "Solar and Wind fuel cycles emit considerably more radiation (mainly from mining rare earth metals) than the nuclear fuel cycle") http://www.unscear.org/unscear/en/publications/2016.html https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/renewable/wind/big-winds-dirty-little-secret-rare-earth-minerals/ Plutonium in natural environment: https://www.livescience.com/39871-facts-about-plutonium.html https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/coal-ash-is-more-radioactive-than-nuclear-waste/
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China's rare earth sector struggling - Biz Wire - April 17,2014 - BONTV China
Go to http://www.bon.tv/Biz-Wire/ to watch the full episode Follow us on Weibo http://weibo.com/u/2419600955 or Twitter.com/ChinaBizWire China,BONTV,News,Blue Ocean Network,Joseph Nordstrom,rare earth,green technology,defense system,illegal mine,World Trade Organization,WTO ruling,Baotou Steel Rare Earth Group,Inner Mongolia
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China's rare earths poison land, water - Biz Wire - October 24,2013 - BONTV China
Go to http://www.bon.tv/Biz-Wire/ to watch the full episode Follow us on Weibo http://weibo.com/u/2419600955 or Twitter.com/ChinaBizWire China,BONTV,News, Blue Ocean Network, Joseph Nordstrom,environmental resource,rare earth,poison,land, water,New York Times,toxic chemicals,illegal mining,Guangdong,electronics manufacturer,the US,Japan,Keith Bradsher
Views: 132 bontvchina
London Commodity Markets: Obama criticizes China's rare earth export restrictions
China controls more than 95% of global rare earth metal production. Recent restrictions of these metals which are essential in the manufacturing process of high-tech equipment as well as green technologies led to criticism from the US, Japan and Europe. Here in this AFP video Obama expresses harsh words toward China. Visit the London Commodity Markets website for more information about Rare Earth Metals. http://londoncommoditymarkets.com
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2013 Prince Claus Award to Lu Guang
2013 Prince Claus Awards Committee on Lu Guang Lu Guang (1961, Yongkang) is a photographer who investigates the impact of rapid industrialisation on human lives in China today. Through his photojournalistic case studies of subjects such as open-pit coal mining, the SARS epidemic, communities living with pollution, chemical waste and contaminated water, he reveals the suffering of the earth and the people, particularly workers and the poor. With its potent use of composition and colour, Lu's work is both expressive and intensely engaging, drawing us in so powerfully that it creates personal involvement and response. Maintaining his independence by funding his investigative projects within a minimal budget from his small photo laboratory business, Lu Guang approaches each subject with a sustained depth that enables him to capture rare moments and unprecedented images. His series on the Dalian oil spill (2010) includes painful and unforgettable scenes of two firefighters desperately struggling to stay afloat in the oily waters and the tragic death of firefighter Zhang Liang. By making visible what is usually covered up, Lu Guang opens a critical public space in which issues can be scrutinised and changed. Shared on the internet and hotly debated on Chinese twitter, his images have inspired people to act and forced authorities in China to take action on several occasions. For example, the public outcry following publication of his portraits of peasant farmers, who had been encouraged to sell blood to pay for fertilizer and due to unsafe procedures contracted HIV/AIDS, resulted in the responsible authorities providing the care and treatment the farmers had previously been refused. Lu Guang is honoured for showing people the truth through his moving photographic testimony on hidden human tragedies and devastated environments; for his astute use of fine aesthetics, compelling narratives and digital media to activate public response and compel authorities to take remedial action; for his courage, integrity and sustained commitment to tackling sensitive issues in a difficult context; and for demonstrating the powerful role of photography as a medium for social change. The film was directed by Annette de Bock and produced by Brenninkmeijer & Isaacs. http://www.princeclausfund.org/
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WTO Rejects Appeal by Chinese Regime
For more news and videos visit ➡ ‪http://english.ntdtv.com‬ Follow us on Twitter ➡ ‪http://twitter.com/NTDTelevision‬ Add us on Facebook ➡ ‪http://on.fb.me/s5KV2C‬ A ruling by the World Trade Organization could change the face of international trading. An appeal by the Chinese regime to revoke July's landmark ruling against its restrictions on exports of nine common industrial materials has been rejected. The US, Europe, and Mexico accused the Chinese regime of driving up prices and giving an unfair advantage to Chinese manufacturers with several export duties and quotas. But the regime appealed saying the measure was in place for environmental protection. The ruling by the WTO could set an important precedent. China currently exports 90% of the world's rare earth metals -- important ingredients in many modern technologies. Similar export quotas and duties exist on rare earth metals, which has also drawn criticism from the international community. The Chinese regime is expected to comply with the WTO ruling. The WTO gives China access to invaluable international markets that have driven much of China's recent economic growth in the past three years.
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Thorium Reactors - pros and more pros
John Kutsch of Thorium Energy Alliance and Jim Kennedy of ThREE Consulting review the hazards maintaining U.S. current thorium policy. Heavy Rare Earth Element mining is impeded. Energy sector innovation is stifled. Thorium is less dangerous, less radioactive, and less easily metabolized than many elements we are exposed to on a daily basis. Current regulation assists China's capture of high-tech manufacturing sector. Current regulation protects incumbent U.S. [light] rare earth producers who DISPOSE of thorium and valuable heavy rare earths in tailing ponds. Current regulation does NOT facilitate growth of U.S. economy. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle recognize reform is needed. No one is willing to introduce legislation to address the thorium problem. China continues to capture high-tech manufacturing jobs. U.S. private corporations are unable to pursue thorium an an energy resource. THE THORIUM PROBLEM was delivered at SME - Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration on Feb 20th 2012 [2012-02-20] in Seattle.
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