Deep Sea Mining campaigner

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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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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Marine Mining Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends & Forecast : 2024

Originally posted as Press Release By Transparency Market Research Energy | 17 February 2017 Global Marine Mining Market: Overview The depleting land-based mineral resources have stirred up marine mining activities that play a central role in the growth of the marine mining market. The immense potential of the market is prompting various mining companies to […]

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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 contains valuable minerals with metals such as nickel, copper, cobalt, manganese, zinc, and gold, and rare-earth elements used in electronic technology like smart phones and medical imaging machines. As […]

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Subsea mining moves closer to shore

HELMHOLTZ CENTRE FOR OCEAN RESEARCH KIEL (GEOMAR) | 9 February 2017 The demand for raw materials is rising continuously, forcing mining companies to use lower-grade ores and to explore at greater depths. This could lead to a decline in production in the coming decades. Many industrialized economies also depend on imports of metals for their […]

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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 1 mining project planned for the sea in his province. While he is keen on economic developments, Sir Julius said the sea is the “garden” of his people, yet the […]

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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 comes as civil society renews its call for the Canadian company Nautilus Minerals and PNG’s government to be more transparent about their Solwara 1 project. Planned mining in PNG’s […]

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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 NGO Bismarck Ramu Group. The Canadian company Nautilus Minerals said it was looking to begin mining in PNG’s Bismarck Sea by 2018 as part of its Solwara 1 project. The […]

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