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Data storage, mining and wind: oceans seen as new frontier but at what cost?

The Observer 01 Dec 2021
Plans to place fish cages offshore are part of a wider trend among industries that are gazing out to sea in an effort to find more space, more cold, clean water and more wind ... Race to the bottom. the disastrous, blindfolded rush to mine the deep sea ... Deep-sea mining robot Patania II was trialled in the Pacific Ocean in April 2021.
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Amber: Treasures hidden in resin

Technology Org 20 Nov 2021
The most famous sources of amber are located at the bottom of the Baltic Sea ... The rarest blue amber is mined in the Dominican Republic. Other common locations to find this treasure are the North Sea, the Alps, northern Spain, and Sicily ... Other ordinary stones will sink to the bottom very quickly ... Most amber can be found off the coast of the Baltic Sea.
photo: Creative Commons / EU2017EE/Arno Mikkor
Emmanuel Macron, President, France
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Understanding and Everything – Why Deep Sea Exploration is a priority for France

Swords Today 18 Oct 2021
Deep sea exploration is a national priority, Emmanuel Macron announced this Tuesday during the presentation of the “France 2030” project ...There are mines of zinc, iron, silver, and gold at the bottom of the sea, which will certainly be easily exploited.” Contains all types of minerals (cobalt, manganese or nickel).
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New Zealand ruling against deep-sea mining set a global precedent – now Ardern should ban it

The Observer 04 Oct 2021
the disastrous, blindfolded rush to mine the deep sea ... is deep-sea mining required for an electric vehicle revolution? ... Governments, the ISA and prospective companies are receiving growing pressure from a wide range of international NGOs and Pacific civil society groups calling for a moratorium or an outright ban on deep sea mining.
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Having less of everything is the only way to avert catastrophe

Taipei Times 02 Oct 2021
As Jonathan Watts’ terrifying article “Race to the bottom. the disastrous, blindfolded rush to mine the deep sea” in the Guardian showed on Monday, companies are using the climate crisis as justification for extracting minerals from the deep ocean floor, long before anyone has any idea of what the consequences might be.
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New Zealand supreme court blocks seabed mining consent

The Guardian 01 Oct 2021
the disastrous, blindfolded rush to mine the deep sea • ‘False choice’ – is deep sea mining required for an electric vehicle revolution? • Covid tests and superbug killers.
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The otherworldly species threatened by deep-sea mining – in pictures

The Guardian 01 Oct 2021
the disastrous, blindfolded rush to mine the deep sea • ‘False choice’ – is deep sea mining required ...
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‘The sharks are hiding’: locals claim deep-sea mining off Papua New Guinea has stirred up trouble

The Guardian 30 Sep 2021
... sharks then catching them by hand, is under threat and locals blame deep-sea disturbances More in this series • Race to the bottom.
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‘Shark calling’: locals claim ancient custom threatened by seabed mining

The Observer 30 Sep 2021
the disastrous, blindfolded rush to mine the deep sea ... deep-sea mining ... While the world fiercely debates whether international waters should be opened up to large companies interested in mining the ocean floor, Papua New Guinea is one of the few places on Earth where deep-sea mining exploration has occurred inside territorial waters.
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‘Green growth’ doesn’t exist – less of everything is the only way to avert catastrophe

The Observer 29 Sep 2021
Race to the bottom. the disastrous blindfolded rush to mine the deep sea ... Their main prey, a small swimming crustacean called Calanus finmarchicus, is moving north at a rate of 8km a year, because the sea is heating ... To take just one component, the mining of sand to make concrete is trashing hundreds of precious habitats.
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‘False choice’: is deep-sea mining required for an electric vehicle revolution?

The Guardian 28 Sep 2021
Race to the bottom – the rush to mine the deep sea At the Goodwood festival of speed near Chichester, the crowds gathered at the hill-climb circuit to watch the world’s fastest cars roar past, as they do every year.
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Race to the bottom: the disastrous blindfolded rush to mine the deep sea

TheNewsHOOK 27 Sep 2021
Race to the bottom. the disastrous blindfolded rush to mine the deep sea ....
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Environmental protection order sought against illegal dredging at Bucao River

Manila Standard Today 26 Sep 2021
In his complaint, Camara said that in March this year, he noticed the sea level advanced towards his beach property by about 10 meters. A geodetic engineer he engaged later found out that a 12-meter portion of the beach front is gone and that the sea level abruptly moved forward ... And you don’t extract sands from the bottom of the sea.
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On my radar: Cornelia Parker’s cultural highlights

The Observer 12 Sep 2021
This is an amazing book all about the deep sea – what lives there and how they live. It’s full of creatures that glide eerily across the sea bed, and they live off something called marine snow ... But it’s all very much threatened at the moment, in part because of deep-sea mining for rare-earth metals, to power our electric cars.
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Deep-sea mining: Is it an environmental curse or could it save us?

Phys Dot Org 12 Aug 2021
Nevertheless, companies are racing ahead with deep-sea mining. currently have permits to explore the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, with giants like defense and aerospace company Lockheed Martin and Belgian dredger DEME creating their own gambits into deep-sea mining ... "Building equipment for deep-sea mining is very logical for us ... Deep-sea mining.

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