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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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Japan First to Test-Mine Hydrothermal Deposit

The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) confirmed in late September that an effort to extract zinc and other metals from a hydrothermal deposit has been successful. The test, conducted in 1,600 m of water off Okinawa, is the world’s first successful mining and […]

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Japan successfully undertakes large-scale deep-sea mineral extraction

THE JAPAN TIMES | 26 September 2017 “Japan has successfully tapped into a deposit of deep-sea mineral resources from a deep-water seabed off the coast of Okinawa, the economy ministry said Tuesday, the largest such extraction of its type. It is the first time metals have been mined from the seabed in such quantities using […]

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