Govt urged to take precautionary approach to seabed mining Fuseworks Media March 9, 2014 Seabed ironsand mining is a controversial activity with risks that New Zealanders don’t want to take, Green Party oceans spokesperson Gareth Hughes said today. An Environmental Protection A
Scientists call for tougher treaty to protect the deep ocean Sci Dev Feb 28, 2014 Oleg Klimov A new treaty could be used to police the expected rise in deep-sea mining It could also ensure that gains from marine genetic resources are fairly shared Capacity building is needed to
Deep Sea Mining; Digging a Hole We Can’t Get Out Of Epoch Times Feb 26 2014 Dr. Gerry Goede In May, 2013 the United Nations published its first plan for deep sea mining saying companies could apply for mining licenses as soon as 2016. To date the UN’s International Seabed Autho
Deep-sea mining projects land in hot water New Scientist Feb 19, 2014 Michael Slezak Deep-sea mining is floundering. The leading company in the race to mine the ocean floor has fallen out with its host government, while other projects have been delayed until the environmental e
World Ocean Radio World Ocean Observatory February 2014 The world’s first open cut deep water mining operation in pursuit of silver, gold, and copper on the ocean floor has been granted license by the New Guinea government–a multimillion dollar project with potential for g
via Papua New Guinea Mine Watch February 21, 2014 The Lutheran youths of Papua new guinea have come out congratulating Prime Minister Peter o’Neill and the government for its stand on experimental seabed mining in the country.