Latest News for: Sea bottom mining


Leaked video footage of ocean pollution shines light on deep-sea mining

The Observer 06 Feb 2023
Video footage from a deep-sea mining test, showing sediment discharging into the ocean, has raised fresh questions about the largely untested nature of the industry, and the possible harms it could do to ecosystems as companies push to begin full-scale exploration of the ocean floor as early as this year.

Homeowners grapple with double hurricane whammy

The Salem News 13 Dec 2022
WILBUR-BY-THE-SEA, Fla ... The next storm could send it crashing into the ocean, just like some of her neighbors' homes in Wilbur-by-the-Sea ... Wilbur-by-the-Sea residents aren't ready to retreat ... It must be either trucked in from inland mines or dredged from the bottom of the sea.

5 things the Brits DISCOVERED from the Russians

Beijing News 12 Dec 2022
Anchored to the bottom of the sea, they were connected to the shore with a cable ... The Russian Imperial Navy became the first fleet in world military history to use sea mines not sporadically, but as an element of a planned naval strategy.

Not ‘enough money to save them all.’ Fla. county grapples with double hurricane whammy

Finger Lakes Times 12 Dec 2022
WILBUR-BY-THE-SEA, Fla ... The next storm could send it crashing into the ocean, just like some of her neighbors’ homes in Wilbur-by-the-Sea ... Wilbur-by-the-Sea residents aren’t ready to retreat ... It must be either trucked in from inland mines or dredged from the bottom of the sea.

Not ‘enough money to save them all.’ Volusia grapples with double hurricane whammy

Orlando Sentinel 08 Dec 2022
WILBUR-BY-THE-SEAKate Rose stays awake at night thinking about her family’s oceanfront home perched perilously on the edge of the eroded shoreline. The next storm could send it crashing into the ocean, just like some of her neighbors’ homes in Wilbur-by-the-Sea ... It must be either trucked in from inland mines or dredged from the bottom of the sea.

The controversial push to mine the deep sea

Al Jazeera 02 Dec 2022
But electric cars aren’t an environmental silver bullet ... One potential – and controversial – source for those metals is the deep sea. In this episode, we look at the minerals on the bottom of the ocean floor and the environmental costs of mining them ... .

Finnish seismologists detect five blasts in Russian waters

FX Empire 25 Oct 2022
... the Baltic Sea last week, the Helsinki University Institute of Seismology said on Tuesday ... The institute did not know what had caused the blasts but that similar disturbances had been detected during previous naval drills and sweeping of old mines from the sea bottom, Tiira said.

Kerch Bridge, Nord Stream the handiwork of top-tier saboteurs

Asiatimes 15 Oct 2022
Fast forward to the present, SeaFox has a small explosive charge that is more than adequate to punch a hole in a pipeline or blow up a sea mine ... The Baltic Sea is a disaster ... Approximately 80,000 German and Russian-moored sea mines, most in unknown locations, litter the sea bottom.

Allseas Begins Deep-Sea Trial of Polymetallic Nodule Mining System

The Maritime Executive 13 Oct 2022
Swiss offshore contracting giant Allseas has begun a controversial deep-sea mining test for Canadian firm The Metals Company, a startup in which Allseas holds an eight percent stake ... Some oceanographers warn that the impact of deep-sea mining in the Clipperton Zone could be irremediable.
photo: AP / Sergei Chuzavkov
A gas pressure gauge rises at a storage and transit point on the main gas pipeline from Russia in the village of Boyarka near the capital Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009.

Were Nord Stream explosions really a military accident?

Asiatimes 02 Oct 2022
Moreover, during World War I and II, Germany laid some 80,000 sea mines including moored contact mines and constructor mines in the Baltic Sea, including around Bornholm ... The moored sea mines remain active ... Typically, antisubmarine weapons are depth charges that unleash strong blasts near the sea bottom to try to destroy a lurking submarine.

The CIA's museum just got a revamp but it's still closed to the public

News-Press Now 26 Sep 2022
Billionaire Howard Hughes had provided the cover for the mission, claiming that his massive ship, the Glomar Explorer, was mining manganese nodules from the sea bottom ... How do we know that? There was a boom in deep sea mining once Howard Hughes announced that he was going to mine ocean floor for manganese nodules," Byer said ... The-CNN-Wire ... .

ALTERNATE ENERGY: Getting to the bottom of things — mining on the ocean floor

Finger Lakes Times 24 Sep 2022
It is charted by the UN to assist and regulate the exploration and exploitation of the sea bottom ... It appears that deep sea mining might be less expensive, less environmentally impacted, and easier to process ... companies that this mining will support non carbon producing batteries.

Deep Sea Mining Is About To Begin, Testing Soon In Pacific Ocean: Report

NDTV 15 Sep 2022
Deep sea mining has recently received controversial approval, and experiments will soon begin at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, according to a report in Newsweek ... .

Deep-sea mining talks end with no agreement on environmental rules

The Observer 10 Aug 2022
The negotiations on opening the world’s first deep-sea mines ended in Kingston, Jamaica, last week with no agreement, meaning that less than a year remains before a legal clause kicks in that could see seabed mining commence without any environmental or economic regulations in place ... the disastrous, blindfolded rush to mine the deep sea.

Scientists discover dozens of new species in Pacific

RNZ 10 Aug 2022
The objective of the mission was to understand the effects of deep sea mining on the Clarion-Clipperton zone's ecosystem ... It is administered by the International Seabed Authority and divided into 16 deep sea mining claims. Nodules are mineral concretion on the bottom of the sea formed from concentric layers of iron.

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