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Prosthetics for veterans have improved substantially, thanks in part to minerals

August 21, 2017

It’s Dr. Erik Wolf’s job to make life easier for service members returning home from conflict with amputations.

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Land Withdrawals Threaten Minnesota Community’s Future

August 09, 2017

Residents of Minnesota are fighting to save jobs after the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced a proposal to withdraw 235,000 acres of federal land from minerals exploration and development.

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Minerals Make Jets That Break the Sound Barrier

August 01, 2017

Imagine a world where humans can travel faster than the speed of sound. Aviation technology is advancing to a point where that could soon be a reality.

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As mining companies seek to supply U.S. infrastructure revitalization, permitting delays slow progress

July 17, 2017

As the administration pushes a $1 trillion national infrastructure program, with an explicit desire to use American-made materials, experts say mine permitting delays could prevent that vision from becoming reality, and in turn could make the U.S. more reliant on mineral imports.

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Electric Vehicles: Driving the Demand for Minerals

June 22, 2017

You may have noticed more and more electric vehicles on the road lately. And in the next few years, you can expect to be seeing more of these high-tech cars—unless, of course, manufacturers can’t get timely access to the mineral resource supplies required to make them.


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