Tagged: green technologies

Demand for rare-earth metals is skyrocketing, so we’re creating a safer, cleaner way to recover them from old phones and laptops - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 20, 2021

Cristina Pozo-Gonzalo, Deakin University Rare-earth metals are critical to the high-tech society we live in as an essential component of mobile phones, computers and many other everyday devices. But increasing demand and limited global supply means we must urgently find a way to recover these metals efficiently from discarded products. Rare-earth metals are currently mined or recovered via traditional e-waste … Read More

How should the U.S. government help coal communities? - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 16, 2016

Mark Partridge, The Ohio State University; Mark Rembert, The Ohio State University, and Michael Betz, The Ohio State University As the United States adopts policies to lower greenhouse gas emissions, some communities will benefit from the shift to lower-carbon energy sources. But others will lose. Communities that have historically relied on coal production – … Read More