Green news harvest: Scarce minerals and green tech

Minerals are vital to many green technologies, including lithium batteries for electric cars. Now neodymium, used in magnets for wind turbines and car batteries, comes into focus.

A sampling of green-tech news with quick commentary.

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Martin LaMonica is a senior writer covering green tech and cutting-edge technologies. He joined CNET in 2002 to cover enterprise IT and Web development and was previously executive editor of IT publication InfoWorld.

 

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