C&EN: Rare Earths’ Magic Comes at a Cost
“Rare Earths: The Hidden Cost to Their Magic,” a two-part Distillations podcast, is featured in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN) as part of its Stereo Chemistry series. The episodes look at the history and environmental impact of these 17 “magical” elements that are essential to modern life and found in such items as cell phones, X-ray machines, and wind turbines.
Stereo Chemistry is the official podcast of C&EN, which is published by the American Chemical Society.
Illustration by Decue Wu, courtesy of Sarah Lawrence College.