Chemical element with symbol of LA
Neodymium is a chemical element with the symbol Nd and atomic number 60
Yttrium is a chemical element with symbol Y and atomic number 39.
From long time ago people have knew that there were resources in the ocean but they didn’t have the definite facts to prove it. People thought that it provide a wealth of rare-metal. It would be molten to fluid with the heat and would be pumped out if possible. However Yasuhiro Kato and his colleague discovered that there are resources under pacific ocean and near hawaii. They’ve found concentrated area of where the resources were. For example there were lanthanum, neodymium, yttrium. Right now, China is the biggest industrial country that has rare resources and they are making it more expensive so other countries have to pay more. Now more places over the word are mining for the rare resources for example California, Canada, and Australia. People say that mining the ocean floor will take a lot of money and skill. It would cost time too. Also other people say that it will create environmental problems that will make the earth more dirty. I think science of finding out where there are metal/ resources are used in this article. Also they’ve thought about how to drill it out. They calculated how much things it costs when drilling it out. If they can drill the metal out from the ocean floor it will change economic dramatically since they will get a lot of rare metal from the ocean. People who started to drill it out will get really rich. It is beneficial for human being because people would be able to get more rare metal that will create things that are very useful. However it will not be good for the environment because there are possibility that drilling can make the ocean polluted and kill fish and animals.
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“Lanthanum.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 21 Sept. 2014. Web. 21 Sept. 2014. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lanthanum
“Neodymium.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 21 Sept. 2014. Web. 21 Sept. 2014. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neodymium>.
“Yttrium.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 21 Sept. 2014. Web. 21 Sept. 2014. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yttrium>.