- The New York Times
severe winter weather could stymie a protest movement in Russia.
Malaysia, rare earths metal refinery is close to obtaining permission to
operate, which could upend China’s dominance of the market, according to The New York Times.
says that increased domestic consumption of natural gas in Russia is responsible
for decline in shipments, The
Washington Post reports.
- The Wall Street
Journal reports that two
of the world’s most powerful raw-materials companies are discussing a merger
that could form an $80 billion mining giant.
- United Press
International reports that
yellow cedars – indigenous to Alaska and British Columbia – have been dying off
due to climate change.