Yearly Archives: 2017

education subsidy

Revised Education Subsidy Broadened in NIP

ONE PNG | 29 December 2017 “New Ireland Province has broadened its Education Subsidy Policy providing help for the first time to students seeking tertiary education overseas including Post Graduate studies. Governor Sir Julius Chan said the PEC at its meeting last Tuesday 19th December 2017 reviewed the Education Subsidy Policy and approved the new […]

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Nautilus Announces Preliminary Economic Assessment Nautilus Appoints Chief Operating Officer Nautilus Minerals Officer Update bridge loans Nautilus receives additional bridge loans

Nautilus Chairman Resigns

Download Nautilus Minerals press release Toronto Ontario, December 27, 2017 – Nautilus Minerals Inc. (TSX:NUS, OTC:NUSMF Nasdaq Intl Designation) (the “Company” or “Nautilus”) announces that Russell Debney has, effective December 27, 2017, resigned as Chairman and director of Nautilus and as director and officer, as applicable, of each of the Company’s operating subsidiaries. The Company […]

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ocean news

Mongabay: 2017’s top 10 ocean news stories

Commentary by DOUGLAS MCCAULEY and PAUL DESALLES on MONGABAY | 27 December 2017 1. U.S. drops out of Paris In Mongabay’s 2015 ocean top 10 list, they celebrated the adoption of the Paris Agreement as a monumental achievement for slowing the warming, acidification and deoxygenation of our global oceans. In 2017, remaining nations like Afghanistan, […]

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gold miners

Deep-Sea Gold Miners Target PNG Coast

LUKE HUNT on THE DIPLOMAT | 26 December 2017 “Deep-sea mining is about to take an enormous step into the future. Off the coast of Papua New Guinea, in the Bismark Sea, the extraction of rich gold and copper deposits by a multinational group is promising high returns and they insist they are doing their […]

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UN General Assembly adopts resolution

Historic Decision: UN General Assembly Adopts Resolution to Negotiate a Treaty that will Protect Half the Planet

HIGH SEAS ALLIANCE | 24 December 2017 The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution today, December 24th, towards protecting half the planet as it agrees to the opening of formal negotiations for a new ocean treaty. The negotiations will commence in September 2018, aiming for a new international treaty to protect the biodiversity of […]

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deep sea miners

Can Science Keep Deep Sea Miners From Ruining the Seafloor?

ERIC NILLER on WIRED | 20 December 2017 “Ocean explorers and entrepreneurs have been thinking about how to scoop up mineral-laden deposits on the seafloor since the HMS Challenger dragged a few up in a bucket during its globe-trotting scientific voyage in the 1870s. A century later, the CIA used deep sea mining as a […]

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David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough Against Deep Sea Mining

MEREDITH KUUSA on LOOP | 19 December 2017 “World famous naturalist, and BBC Broadcaster, Sir David Attenborough has expressed horror at the deep sea mining project that’s about to take place in Papua New Guinea. He sighted BBC video footage of the heavy-duty machinery brought in by deep sea miner Nautilus Minerals recently. He fears […]

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deep blue sea mining

Between the devil and the deep blue sea

CHARLES GODDARD on THE ECONOMIST – THE WORLD IN 2018 | Dec 2017 “No one imagined deep-sea mining would be easy. But the coming year will help shape the nascent industry even before any mining begins. The International Seabed Authority (ISA), the UN body overseeing mining in international waters (roughly 65% of the ocean), aims […]

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