New safeguards for the biodiverse Clarion-Clipperton Zone will help but lack crucial details to protect a vast area of the Pacific Ocean from seabed mining, writes Megan Jungwiwattanaporn
Marine conservationists say by participating in drafting regulations, New Zealand is helping to ‘green light’ sea bed mining in the ungoverned Pacific Ocean
A seabed minerals company has been accused of rushing a landmark mining test in the Pacific.
Pacific and international CSOs call the recent Nauru Ocean Resources Inc. EIS process for The Metals Company “a disingenuous, stage-managed public relations exercise.”
Pacific Elders recommend creating a regional expert body to provide expert advice to Pacific Island countries while calling for a halt in seabed mining
Ocean floor could be opened up to deep sea mining from July 2023 despite warnings it could be “catastrophic” for marine life
Nauru is behind a push to fast-track talks on mining rules for the deep seabed, which could see fragile habitats opened to exploitation as early as 2023
Rachel Reeves shares what she has learned being up close and personal with the debate on deep-sea mining.
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