As the Arctic melts, the scramble is on for oil, gas and rare earth minerals as they become...

|By:, SA News Editor

As the Arctic melts, the scramble is on for oil, gas and rare earth minerals as they become newly accessible along with increasingly navigable polar shipping shortcuts. So it's no surprise that China is becoming a far more aggressive player in the area, provoking alarm among Western powers. Rare earth names are slightly higher: MCP +1%, AVL +1.7%, REE +0.8%.