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Deep Sea Mining

China’s deep-sea crewed submersible heads for Indian Ocean mining mission

China's deep-sea manned Jiaolong submersible has embarked on a journey to conduct the country's 38th oceanic scientific mission in preparation for potential mining of the...

New Study Reports Potential for Deepsea Mining Damage

A new international study has demonstrated that deepsea nodule mining will cause long-lasting damage to deepsea life. This study, led by scientists at the...
Seabed Mining could destroy Ecosystems

Panel to discuss deep-sea mining at AAAS Meeting

Originally posted as Press Release By Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 17 February 2017 Home to an immense diversity of marine life, the deep ocean also...
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...

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...
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...

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