The secret on the ocean floor

The Secret on the Ocean Floor

DAVID SHUKMAN on BBC NEWS  | 19 February 2018 We’ve drilled the ocean floor for oil and gas, scarred it with trenches for communications cables, poisoned it with old radioactive waste and chemical weapons, and polluted its remotest corners with a blizzard of discarded plastic. So, is mining a step too far? I put that […]

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deep sea miners

Can Science Keep Deep Sea Miners From Ruining the Seafloor?

ERIC NILLER on WIRED | 20 December 2017 “Ocean explorers and entrepreneurs have been thinking about how to scoop up mineral-laden deposits on the seafloor since the HMS Challenger dragged a few up in a bucket during its globe-trotting scientific voyage in the 1870s. A century later, the CIA used deep sea mining as a […]

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Howard Hughes

New book: How Howard Hughes helped the CIA steal a Russian sub

GEORGE PETRAS on USA TODAY | 18 September 2017 “As you can guess from the spoiler-alert title of The Taking of K-129: How the CIA Used Howard Hughes to Steal a Russian Sub in the Most Daring Covert Operation in History, the CIA was able to retrieve a sunken Soviet submarine and study it for military […]

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