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Deep sea mining is about to commence

Environment 360 reports, 20th October 2014: “Armed with new high-tech equipment, mining companies are targeting vast areas of the deep ocean for mineral extraction. But with few regulations in place, critics fear such development could threaten seabed ecosystems that scientists say are only now being fully understood. For years, the idea of prospecting for potentially […]

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Underwater gold rush sparks fears of ocean catastrophe

From The Guardian, 2nd March 2014: This is the last frontier: the ocean floor, 4,000 metres beneath the waters of the central Pacific, where mining companies are now exploring for the rich deposits of ores needed to keep industry humming and smartphones switched on. The prospect of a race to the bottom of the ocean […]

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Mining for potash off the Yorkshire coast likely to secure approval

Potash development group Sirius Minerals is to obtain a licence to extract potash minerals from its 525 sq km offshore area of interest on the North Yorkshire coast – the largest component of the mineral rights within the York Potash Project. Sirius has said in its original licence application that the potash minerals lie in […]

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