Today, companies use many rare earth elements in their products. Hiroaki Nakanishi of Hitachi is one progressive when it comes to rare earth recycling. Hitachi leads in the rare earth recycling efforts as China slashes its exports to the rest of the world.
Deforestation in the Amazon has been a critical issue for years in Brazil. President Rousseff's new regulations come at a time when increasingly harsh methods are being used to deforest the Amazon.
Because of the issues between Turkey and Cyprus, negotiations as of late have moved slower than EU Minister Egemen Bağış and Prime Minister Erdoǧan would like. EU Member States also remain divided.