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Iwi rallies to anti-seabed mining cause

Laurel Stowell | Wanganui Chronicle

South Taranaki tribe Ngati Ruanui has spent too long opposing seabed mining offshore from Patea to stop now.

It’s joining with Kiwis Against Seabed Mining (KASM) to support the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) decision to refuse Trans-Tasman Resources’ application to mine offshore in the South Taranaki Bight. 186 more words

Environmental Impact

‘New Gold Rush’ For Riches Takes Aim At Deep Ocean

Intergovernmental body gives OK to seven new exploratory permits to hunt for deep sea minerals.

Andrea Germanos | MintPress News

A new gold rush for mineral riches lurking in the deep sea continues, as a United Nations organization has given the green light to seven new applications for exploratory seabed mining work permits. 266 more words

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Seven new exploration licences for deep sea mining

International Mining

The International Seabed Authority (ISA) has recently issued seven more exploration licences to state-owned and private companies for mineral prospecting on the seafloor. Licences have been approved for the exploration of polymetallic nodules for UK Seabed Resources, Ocean Mineral Singapore, and the Cook Islands Investment Corporation as well as the Government of India, the Germany Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources, the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Brazil’s Companhia de Pesquisa de Recursos Minerias. 214 more words

Papua New Guinea

What Lies Beneath: The Brownfields of New Street & Vicinity

In the rush to transform the former industrial area along New Street into a residential neighborhood, there has been a troubling lack of discussion about what kind of industry historically took place there, and an unfortunate lack of public awareness about the types and amounts of hazardous waste those prior uses have left behind. 1,737 more words

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SI course takes mystery out of mining

Isabel Province communities in and around proposed mine sites are now feeling more informed about mining following the launch last week of an awareness programme to be rolled out across the province. 628 more words

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Fiji calls for dedication to healthy oceans at International Seabed Authority Assembly


The Fiji delegation today reaffirmed the International Seabed Authority’s inescapable responsibility to safeguard the ocean’s environmental integrity.

Addressing the assembly in Jamaica, Fiji Ambassador to the United Nations Peter Thomson said: 421 more words

Environmental Impact

Taking a deeper look at seabed mining

Australian National University

An expert on the law of the sea from the ANU College of Law is continuing to explore the issues and impacts of underwater mining on a global scale during the 20th Session of the International Seabed Authority. 288 more words

Papua New Guinea