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March 11, 2024

EVs and Mined Metals: Driving a New Career Frontier

The demand for Electric Vehicles is revving up and demand for lower emission vehicles are setting the stage for an anticipated expansion of occupations that can drive the design and development of EVs into the future.
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Sustainability
May 22, 2024
Zinc: An Essential, Remarkable Metal
For some, zinc might seem like a secondary metal but in reality it is a powerhouse; an indispensable element with a key role touching every corner of the renewable energy sector.
Climate
May 22, 2024
Zinc: The Future Is Bright!
The fourth most used metal in the world, zinc is having a well-deserved moment in the spotlight due to its importance for the future of renewable energy. With the two top producing zinc mines in the United States located in Alaska, this future-focused state has the ability to be a key player in providing the materials needed for the energy transition.
Climate
May 21, 2024
Think Zinc
Zinc is more than just a rock - it is a profoundly essential ingredient for modern life. From musical instruments to semiconductors, TV screens to fishing gear and flywheels, zinc is a remarkable metal found nearly everywhere.
Climate
April 17, 2024
Graphite Creek: America's Energy Boost?
As China tightens its grip on global graphite, Alaska’s Graphite Creek could be a game-changing ace-up-the-sleeve for the United States, relieving reliance on a foreign government for this important element.
Climate
April 16, 2024
America Could Be Singing The Blues
Did you know that more than 70% of the cobalt powering our electric vehicles is mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with a significant portion under Chinese control? With its vast mineral deposits, Alaska could be a major player changing the dynamics of domestic mining production.
Impact
April 9, 2024
Alaska's Path to Independence
Alaska has significant mineral resources of copper, zinc, silver, gold, graphite, cobalt, and rare earth elements. These abundant reserves offer considerable potential to enhance U.S. mineral independence.
Technology
April 5, 2024
Alaska Metals Could Fuel an Electrified Economy
According to the Critical Minerals list provided by the United States Geological Survey, Alaska is uniquely positioned to help the United States move into an electrified economy and significantly aid domestic manufacturing.
Impact
March 26, 2024
A Troubling Conundrum: America’s Net Imports of Metals and Minerals
Today, the United States is 100 percent reliant upon other countries for 14 critical minerals. Why is this a concern? Many of the metals needed for weapon systems, consumer products, and a green economy come from governments that don’t always have our nation’s best interests in mind.
Impact
March 25, 2024
The Danger of Single Resource Imports
The technologies metals make possible have become so integrated into our daily lives, it’s easy to take them for granted. But many scholars, economists, and security specialists are raising warnings that should concern everyone and have us questioning how we source metals.