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Electric-Car Revolution Shakes Up the Biggest Metals Markets

MARK BURTON and EDDIE VAN DER WALT on BLOOMBERG TECHNOLOGY | 2 August 2017 “The revolution in electric vehicles set to upturn industries from energy to infrastructure is also creating winners and losers within the world’s biggest metals markets. While some of the largest diversified miners like Glencore Plc argue fossil fuels such as coal […]

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Tanzania’s President Urges Increased Control of Mineral Wealth

OMAR MOHAMMED on BLOOMBERG MARKETS | 26 July 2017 “Tanzanians are being cheated out of the country’s mineral wealth and should take more control of their natural resources, President John Magufuli said. Investors in Tanzania’s mining industry have “stolen” from the country by failing to distribute a fair share of the revenue they generate from […]

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deep sea mining

Deep sea mining: good idea or huge mistake?

THE NAKED SCIENTISTS | 25 July 2017 Download Podcast or Listen Here:   “Now, we can explore the deep, with robots, manned submarines and we can use maths to help find certain things, but why? Well, apart from salvaging things we’ve lost down there, there is also an entire hidden world with new creatures and […]

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copper

Copper Goes Red Hot as Prices Rally to Two-Year High on China

MARK BURTON on BLOOMBERG MARKETS | 25 July 2017 “The red metal is red hot. Copper surged to the highest level in more than two years, lifting shares of producers including Glencore Plc, on expectations that demand in China will fuel a global shortage, with plans in the country to curb metal-rich waste imports reinforcing […]

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Geologists strike seabed gold in peninsular India

JHIMLI MUKHERJEE PANDEY on THE TIMES OF INDIA | 17 July 2017 “Kolkata: Scientists from the Geological Survey of India (GSI) have discovered the presence of millions of tonnes of precious metals and minerals deep under the waters that surround peninsular India. The vast repository and the prospect of finding huge amounts of previously untapped […]

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Why the First Complete Map of the Ocean Floor is Stirring Controversial Waters

KYLE FRISCHKORN on SMITHSONIAN.COM | 13 July 2017 “In June, an international team of oceanographers launched the first effort to create a comprehensive map of all the world’s oceans. To map some 140 million square miles of sea floor, the Seabed 2030 project is currently recruiting around 100 ships that will circumscribe the globe for 13 years. The team, united under the […]

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‘Make new rules’ to save the oceans

ROGER HARRABIN on BBC NEWS | 12 July 2017 “A report to a UN ocean conference in New York points out that more than 60% of the ocean has no conservation rules as it’s outside national jurisdiction. It says the open ocean is at risk from climate change, over-fishing, deep sea mining, farm pollution and […]

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Why the Ocean is the Next Frontier for a Gold Miner

ZAYAN GUEDIM on EDGY LABS | 10 July 2017 “With the increasing global demand for metals and minerals, many land-based deposits are being depleted or are being exploited at an increasingly intensive pace to meet an ever-increasing demand.  Seabed contains large quantities of metals and minerals. Land-based deposits of similar composition have been exhausted on […]

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deep-sea mining

UH professor joins warning on deep-sea mining

MICHAEL TSAI on HONOLULU STAR ADVERTISER | 9 July 2017 “A University of Hawaii oceanography professor is among an international team of scientists, economists and legal scholars warning that loss of biodiversity needs to be counted among the unavoidable and possibly irrevocable costs of deep-sea mining.” Read the full article on Honolulu Star Advertiser

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