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Conservationists call for urgent ban on deep-sea mining

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A motion calling for a ban on deep-sea mining has been adopted in Marseille at the world’s biggest biodiversity summit since the pandemic, after an overwhelmingly supportive vote by governments and civil society group...

Is deep-sea mining a cure for the climate crisis or a curse?

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In a display cabinet in the recently opened Our Broken Planet exhibition in London’s Natural History Museum, curators have placed a small nugget of dark material covered with faint indentations. The blackened lump cou...

Deep-sea mining could start in two years after Pacific nation of Nauru gives UN ultimatum

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Deep-sea mining has been given the go-ahead to commence in two years, after the tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru notified the UN body governing the nascent industry of plans to start mining. Triggering the so-calle...

Mining’s new frontier: Pacific nations caught in the rush for deep-sea riches

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Travel thousands of metres below the surface of the ocean, and you reach the seabed. Pitch black and quiet, it is largely unexplored, intacto, unknown. What is known is extraordinary. The landscape at the bottom of ...

UK’s deep-sea mining permits could be unlawful – Greenpeace

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Deep-sea mining exploration licences granted by the British government are “riddled with inaccuracies”, and could even be unlawful, according to Greenpeace and Blue Marine Foundation, a conservation charity. The licen...

‘Giant luminous shark’: researchers discover three deep-sea sharks glow in the dark

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Scientists studying sharks off New Zealand have discovered that three deep-sea species glow in the dark – including one that is now the largest-known luminous vertebrate. Bioluminescence – the production of visible li...

‘Giant luminous shark’: researchers discover that three deep-sea sharks glow in the dark

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Scientists studying sharks off New Zealand have discovered that three deep-sea species glow in the dark – including one that is now the largest-known luminous vertebrate. Bioluminescence – the production of visible li...