Yearly Archives: 2016

Casper octopod

Newly discovered ‘Casper’ octopod at risk from deep-sea mining

CELL PRESS | 19 December 2016 Last spring, researchers made headlines with the discovery of what was surely a new species of octopod, crawling along the seafloor at a record-breaking ocean depth of more than 4,000 meters (about 2.5 miles) off Necker Island near Hawaii. The octopod’s colorless and squishy appearance immediately inspired the nickname […]

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PNG Seabed Mining

New Ireland governor casts more doubt on PNG seabed mining

RADIO NEW ZEALAND | 8 Dec 2016 “Sir Julius Chan, who is a former prime minister, says he is in a dilemma over the Solwara 1 mining project planned for the sea in his province. While he is keen on economic developments, Sir Julius said the sea is the “garden” of his people, yet the […]

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PNG Minerals body says Solwara 1 consultations ongoing

RADIO NEW ZEALAND | 25 November 2016 “Papua New Guinea’s Mineral Resources Authority (MRA) says consultations regarding seabed mining in the Bismarck Sea are ongoing. This comes as civil society renews its call for the Canadian company Nautilus Minerals and PNG’s government to be more transparent about their Solwara 1 project. Planned mining in PNG’s […]

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PNG seabed mining project

Call for transparency around PNG seabed mining project

RADIO NEW ZEALAND | 24 November 2016 “Papua New Guinea’s public has the right to be informed about impacts of seabed mining, according to the NGO Bismarck Ramu Group. The Canadian company Nautilus Minerals said it was looking to begin mining in PNG’s Bismarck Sea by 2018 as part of its Solwara 1 project. The […]

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