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marine mining Archive

  • Mining Heads Into The Deep Sea, Raising Environmental Concerns


    By Kate Sheppard |  07/07/2015 | Re-post from the Huffpost Mining in the deep sea for minerals is uncharted territory, but one company is well on its way to making it a reality. Now, the company is trying to convince skeptical audiences it’s a good idea. Shontel Norgate, chief financial officer of […]

  • Undersea phosphate mine threatens Mexico’s Gray whale nursery


    By Haydée Rodríguez, 12th June 2015 A project to mine 225,000 acres of seabed in Baja California’s San Ignacio lagoon threatens the myriad sea life of the area, writes Haydée Rodríguez: not just Gray whales but Blues, Humpbacks and Loggerhead turtles, from noise, disturbance and radioactive releases. Each year, Gray […]

  • Guardian: Marine mining – Underwater gold rush sparks fears of ocean catastrophe


    Interesting article published in The Guardian on the 2nd of March 2014. Author: Suzanne Goldenberg  This is the last frontier: the ocean floor, 4,000 metres beneath the waters of the central Pacific, where mining companies are now exploring for the rich deposits of ores needed to keep industry humming and smartphones […]