Court decision affirmed the view that seabed mining is too dangerous, too risky and too harmful to the environment
‘Shark calling’, a Papua New Guinea tradition of singing to sharks then catching them by hand, could vanish – and locals blame deep-sea disturbances
One of the largest mining operations ever seen on Earth aims to despoil an ocean we are only barely beginning to understand
Pacific civil society warns that prospective deep sea miner, The Metals Company (TMC) may well go down the same path as the failed Nautilus Minerals
Trillions of metallic nodules on the sea floor could help stop global heating, but mining them may damage ocean ecology
Some scientists suspect that disturbing ocean sediment could stir up long-sequestered carbon.
The Nauru Government’s two-year rule for deep sea mining has concerned environmental groups, but lawyers say what happens next is very unclear.
The Pacific Regional Civil Society groups say DeepGreen is the real beneficiary of the Nauru Government’s decision to trigger the start of seabed mining.
The International Seabed Authority has two years to finalise regulations governing the controversial industry after Nauru notified the UN body of plans to start mining.
During the recent Pacific Blue Line webinar, Tonga civil society opposed deep sea mining.