Search for Rare Earths, Key Materials for Energy Innovation

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Rare earth minerals are difficult and expensive to mine. And like most mining activities, doing so results in environmental damage, particularly because the ores from which these metals are extracted can be radioactive. Chinese mines have produced rare earths at a much lower cost, forcing competitors to shut down in recent years and creating a near monopoly. Japan is developing technology to improve recycling of some rare earths from discarded electronic products. And it is seeking...

GREEN REVOLUTION: DISCOVER

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A trip to Snowy River, a bright white crystalline formation found deep within Fort Stanton Cave in New Mexico, reveals a lot about life and energy in unexpected places. Host Lisa Van Pay meets Diana Northup and Monica Moya, researchers who study life in caves. As they explore the cave they ask questions, think of possible answers and ways to test them, and discuss how to share their findings with the community. Together, science and engineering have resulted in advancements that have changed...

SDSU Geological Sciences Webinar - Mario V Caputo

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Quaternary limestones of San Salvador Island, Bahamas, and Jurassic sandstones and Holocene sand, United States – a first approach in comparative eolian architecture Mario V. Caputo Secretary/Managing Editor Pacific Section SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology) ABSTRACT Quaternary calcarenites, forming cliffs along the northeastern and southern margins of San Salvador Island, Bahamas, display a host of eolian features that have counterparts in Jurassic quartzarenites of the...

The Nature Explorers South Los Padres Expedition Part 8 of 8

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In this expedition we travel to South Los Padres National forest, 25 miles north of Los Angeles California. This diverse eco-system is situated just outside one of the largest cities in the world, but it's amazing what the Piru Creek and surrounding Echo Valley ecosystem has to offer.

The Nature Explorers South Los Padres Expedition Part 7 of 8

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In this expedition we travel to South Los Padres National forest, 25 miles north of Los Angeles California. This diverse eco-system is situated just outside one of the largest cities in the world, but it's amazing what the Piru Creek and surrounding Echo Valley ecosystem has to offer.

The Nature Explorers South Los Padres Expedition Part 6 of 8

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In this expedition we travel to South Los Padres National forest, 25 miles north of Los Angeles California. This diverse eco-system is situated just outside one of the largest cities in the world, but it's amazing what the Piru Creek and surrounding Echo Valley ecosystem has to offer.