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Deep-Sea Mining Looms on Horizon as UN Body Issues Contracts

Science & Tech  (tags: deep sea mining, "marine industrial revolution", U.N., contracts, International Seabed Authority, ISA, Jamaica, China, new mining frontier, seabed mineral prospecting )

- 1395 days ago -
The 15-year contracts allow for mineral prospecting on over 1 million square kilometers (over 390,000 sq. miles) of seabed in the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans.


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Kamia T (89)
Sunday July 26, 2015, 3:37 pm
Yeah, because oil and mining companies have SUCH a good history of NOT destroying habitat and/or poisoning the environment. We're going to need a completely new planet to live on if these greedy galoots keep going!

Christeen A (300)
Sunday July 26, 2015, 4:51 pm
Bad move for us all.

Judy C (91)
Sunday July 26, 2015, 7:00 pm
This is a terrible move, and these leases are very, very extensive. We have little idea what the consequences of these crazy grabs for resources will be. We can be sure it will not be good.

Animae C (508)
Sunday July 26, 2015, 7:23 pm

Past Member (0)
Monday July 27, 2015, 2:57 am
This is so horrible...all coz of repulsive population #'s+our neverending greed 4 stuff. The human race is is ugly in every possible way. thx Judy

JL A (281)
Monday July 27, 2015, 6:11 am
scary stuff; have seen petitions designed to protect segments from this atrocity though. Thanks Judy

Judy C (91)
Monday July 27, 2015, 11:44 am
I have seen a couple of articles and petitions on this mining. This article raises still more concern, in light of this: "Despite the warnings, in recent days ISA authorized its latest exploration contract, a 72,745 square kilometer (28,087 sq. mile) permit in the Pacific to China Minmetals Corp., sponsored by Beijing. China now has the most permits from the U.N. body with four". This is a massive area!


Birgit W (160)
Monday July 27, 2015, 1:44 pm

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Monday July 27, 2015, 2:56 pm

Roger G (148)
Monday July 27, 2015, 3:01 pm
noted, thanks

Adrienne L (9)
Tuesday July 28, 2015, 2:31 am

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 28, 2015, 5:32 am
For our shared life and future

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday July 28, 2015, 9:53 am

Janet R (38)
Tuesday July 28, 2015, 4:31 pm
Another idiotic decision.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Thursday July 30, 2015, 8:42 pm

donna m (97)
Friday July 31, 2015, 12:35 am
thanks for sharing

donna m (97)
Friday July 31, 2015, 12:36 am
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