January 30, 2023

Why an Arctic Treasure Is Spurring Hope and Dread

by The Journal

North of the Arctic Circle, a Swedish mining company says it has located a coveted resource: Europe’s biggest cache of rare-earth minerals, elements used for making electronics and green technology. The deposit could be a blessing for the West, but WSJ’s Kim Mackrael explains that for Sweden’s indigenous Sami people, it also puts hundreds of years of tradition in peril.

Further Reading:

- Rare-Earth Find in Sweden Lifts Hope for Shift Toward Clean Energy 

Further Listening:

- Diving Deep for Battery Metals 

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