Rare-earths Mining

Rare earth minerals are used in green technology such as solar panels and wind turbines, as well as in other technologies. Interest has grown in mining for these minerals in efforts to move away from fossil fuels, but in terms of radioactive byproducts, heavy metal contamination, and threats to Indigenous sovereignty and sacred sites, rare-earths mining is a significant concern.

Read about a controversial proposal to mine rare-earths in Greenland.

Rare-earths Projects

Suspended exploration

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