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Murky waters.

Janet Davison at CBC | 5 August 2018 They don’t look like much at first, the black, potato-shaped blobs that lie scattered on the seabed, deep beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean. But as is so often the case, looks can be deceiving. These nodules, and the metals that lie within them, are at […]

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New Papers Explore Environmental Impacts of Deep Sea Mining

New Papers Explore Environmental Impacts of Deep Sea Mining

Two new papers in major scientific journals opened the new year with a focus on the potential environmental impacts of deep sea mining.  The papers, published in Science and Frontiers in Marine Science, took big-picture looks at current scientific evidence on the impacts of seabed mining in the context of increased demand for  key minerals […]

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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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sustainably resourced raw materials

Camborne School of Mines pioneers ‘Fairtrade’ model for ethically, sustainably resourced raw materials

HENRY LAZENBY on MINING WEEKLY | 10 November 2017 “A team of researchers at the University of Exeter’s Camborne School of Mines, based in Cornwall, the UK, are pioneering the development of a ‘Fairtrade’ model for ethically and sustainably resourcing raw materials that are crucial in the manufacturing of next-generation technologies. The research highlights ethical sourcing […]

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Constitutional Right to Key Documents on Experimental Seabed Mining

See original release from the Deep Sea Mining Campaign   Papua New Guinea. Letters were lodged with the Ministry of Mining and Ministry of Environment and Conservation on September 5, 2017, signed by representatives of four communities across the Bismarck Sea and PNG. The letters note that Section 51 of the PNG Constitution provides the […]

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Deep Sea Mining Could Form Plumes: Dust Clouds Formed Within Sea

PIYALI RPY on THE SCIENCE TIMES | 30 April 2017 “According to HiTech Days, deep sea mining will also leave a mark on the planet Earth like any other type of mining. As per a statement from the managing director of Seascape Consultants, the biggest problem for the marine environment is the plumes. Plumes can […]

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