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Deep Sea Minerals Champion Recognized

KIRA MIZELL of USGS on NEWSWAVE | Spring 2017 In 2016, the International Marine Minerals Society (IMMS) awarded its highest honor, the Moore Medal, to Dr. James Hein of the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center in recognition of his 43-year scientific career dedicated to the USGS study of deep-ocean mineral deposits.  The IMMS, […]

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Marine Mineral Resources to Benefit All Including Landlocked States

ALLAFRICA | 11 May 2017 “Seabed mining experts from all over the world convened from 2 to 4 May 2017 in the capital of the landlocked state of Uganda to discuss opportunities and explore the potentials of marine mineral resources in contributing to the regional and global development goals. This groundbreaking event was a first […]

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Resource-Hungry India to Invest $1.5 Bln in Seabed Mining

SPUTNIK | 9 May 2017 “India is set to step up efforts to harness mineral wealth from the seabed of the Indian Ocean with the government soon to launch a $1.5-billion deep ocean mission. The proposed mission aims to rein in energy, food, medicine and other natural resources that surround the Indian peninsula. The major […]

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PNG Police condemn anti-deep sea mining comments

PAPUA NEW GUINEA TODAY | 4 April 2017 “The Royal PNG Constabulary has condemned an anti-deep sea mining campaigner’s statement that was recently made on Radio New Zealand. “Helen Rosenbaum’s comment that locals in Papua New Guinea were prepared to take up arms if a seabed mining project in PNG goes ahead is not only […]

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PNG police call deep sea mining campaigner irresponsible

RADIO NEW ZEALAND | 3 May 2017 “Papua New Guinea police has accused anti-deep sea mining campaigner Helen Rosenbaum of attempting to incite violence. Ms Rosenbaum, who is with the Deep Sea Mining Campaign, told RNZI the scheme to mine in the Bismarck Sea poses significant risks for local fisheries and livelihoods and locals are […]

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Locals threaten armed campaign against PNG seabed mine

RADIO NEW ZEALAND | 1 May 2017 “A campaigner against deep sea mining says locals have threatened to take up arms if a seabed mining project in Papua New Guinea goes ahead. Canadian company Nautilus Minerals was given an Environmental Permit by the PNG government in 2009, to develop the the Solwara 1 Project, but […]

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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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Renewables’ deep-sea mining conundrum

DAVID SHUKMAN on BBC NEWS | 11 April 2017 “Their investigation of a seamount more than 500km (300 miles) from the Canary Islands has revealed a crust of “astonishingly rich” rock. Samples brought back to the surface contain the scarce substance tellurium in concentrations 50,000 times higher than in deposits on land. Tellurium is used […]

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