Deep-sea mining could wreck the last unexplored ecosystem on Earth

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Rare minerals can be found in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone Geomar
Rare minerals can be found in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone Geomar

Olive Heffernan for New Scientist | 31 January 2019

Some call it the final frontier. Having spent much of human history scouring – and scarring – Earth’s surface to extract precious mineral resources, we are now turning to the most remote, and least known, part of our planet in search of more: the deep sea.

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