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PRI Living On Earth, June 10, 2014
▶  DEEP SEABED MINING IS NEW, LIGHTLY REGULATED AND RISK DEVASTATING DEEP, UNKNOWN OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS. - AN EXPERIMENT THAT COULD GO VERY WRONG.“We all know that mining on land has all sorts of environmental impacts. It’s very difficult to contain mine tailings, even on land. In the ocean, which, of course, is a fluid environment with all these currents, we can expect widespread pollution.”  ...We can expect other ill effects, too — everything from smothering of deep sea creatures with sediment to light pollution, which in the deep sea will have an impact on creatures that have evolved to live in dark environments. Greenpeace is calling for protection measures to be put in place now, before the “experiment” begins.http://www.pri.org/stories/2014-06-10/deep-seabed-mining-new-and-lightly-regulated-ecological-experiment

 

  May 17, 2013 BBC News Science and Environment

▶  DEEP SEA MINING RUSH MOVES CLOSER

The prospect of a deep sea "gold rush" opening a controversial new frontier for mining on the ocean floor has moved a step closer....  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22546875

 

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, May 15, 2014
▶  WITH HALF THE PLANET UP FOR GRABS, A CALL FOR DEEP-OCEAN STEWARDSHIP https://scripps.ucsd.edu/news/half-planet-grabs-call-deep-ocean-stewardship

 

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                                       March 13, 2013 BBC News -

▶  DEEP SEA MINING RISKS DESTRUCTION OF YET UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21787098

 

Guardian Envronment, April 09, 2014
▶  DEEP SEA MINING -- THE GOLD RUSH ON THE OCEAN FLOOR.  SEE WHAT IMPACT DEEP SEA MINING WILL HAVE ON MARINE LIFE  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2014/apr/08/deep-sea-mining-the-gold-rush-on-the-ocean-floor

 

July 29, 2013 Global Possibilities
▶  'FIRE ICE' - NEW FOSSIL FUEL SOURCE, BURIED UNDER THE SEA FLOOR, COULD BE DISASTROUS FOR THE PLANET http://www.globalpossibilities.org/fire-ice-new-fossil-fuel-source-buried-under-the-sea-floor-could-be-disastrous-for-the-planet/

 

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, April 2014
▶ OIL IN OUR OCEANS. New Report Highlights the Impacts of Oil Spills on Marine Invertebrates
http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=5faeeaa2-d5f9-4610-b9d5-d310919a235f&c=3bbfbed0-92fd-11e3-b5d8-d4ae527b77f8&ch=3c846e60-92fd-11e3-b626-d4ae527b77f8

 

                                                  --     WATCH --

                   THE KILLING IMPACT OF OIL AND MINING IN ALASKA

                                           Winner of Goldman Prize

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 Global Possibilities, February 21, 2014

▶  SCIENTISTS WARN OF DEEP-SEA MINING'S DESTRUCTIVE POTENTIAL http://www.globalpossibilities.org/scientists-warn-of-deep-sea-minings-destructive-potential/

 

 February 20, 2012 The Ecologist
▶  THE NEW SPECIES THREATENED BY DEEP-SEA MINING http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1252002

 

 May 20, 2013 PRI The World

▶  DEEP SEA MINING: ECONOMIC BONANZA OR ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER? http://www.theworld.org/2013/05/deep-sea-mining-economic-bonanza-or-environmental-boondoggle/

 

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                                           OCEANA, March 05, 2014
▶ THE SCIENCE BEHIND SEISMIC TESTING IN THE OCEANS. We don't need to turn the ocean into a blast zone for our energy needs. Seismic airguns create intense, repetitive booms that will drown out the dolphins' songs, deafening, injuring, or even killing the animals close to the blasts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWaoeXvLfzs

 

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                         Mother Nature Network, March 04, 2014

▶  CAPTURED FIRST GLIMPSE OF LIFE IN UNEXPLORED DEEP OCEAN TRENCH SHOWS CREATURES THRIVING AT 23,000 FEET DEEP. Exploring how future changes in the ocean's systems due to climate change and other factors is affecting life throughout the ocean's depths. http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/video-captures-first-glimpse-of-life-in-unexplored-deep

 

Popular Science,The Future Now, November 20, 2012
▶  HOW TO MINE THE SEA FLOOR:  REMOTELY OPERATED EXCAVATORS FOR MINING IN THE ABYSS http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2012-10/remotely-operated-excavators-mining-abyss

 

SciDev.Net, August 28, 2012
▶  DEEP SEA MINING: EXPLORATION INEVITABLE http://www.scidev.net/global/earth-science/opinion/deep-sea-mining-exploration-is-inevitable.html

 

BBC News, February 17, 2014

▶  DEEP SEA MINING MUST RESPONSIBLY RESPECT ECOSYSTEMS. Scientists call for a "new stewardship" of the deep sea.
   Scientists have made an impassioned plea for humanity to pause and think before making a headlong rush to exploit the deep sea. The researchers said the oceans' lowest reaches had untold riches that could benefit mankind enormously, but not if the harvesting were done destructively http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25638838

 

                                DEEP SEA MINING - WIKIPEDIA

                      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_sea_mining

 

 November 7, 2012 SciDevNet
▶  DEEP SEA MINING: EXPLORATION AND DESTRUCTION OF OCEAN BED ECOSYSTEMS INEVITABLE http://www.scidev.net/en/agriculture-and-environment/opinions/deep-sea-mining-exploration-is-inevitable.html

 

              SCRAPING THE BOTTOM OF OUR OCEANS SMOOTH:

                           AN INSATIABLE DRIVE FOR PROFITS

                                            http://sco.lt/6w0TLd

 

 

                                                      WATCH

▶ WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT LIFE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-gallo/underwater-astonishments_b_3362126.html

 

 Guardian, January 5, 2014
▶  GREENLAND EXPLORES ARCTIC MINERAL RICHES AMID FEAR FOR PRISTINE REGION http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/05/greenland-mines-arctic-fears-pristine-environment

 

The Guardian, October 24, 2013

▶  GREENLAND GIVES GREEN LIGHT FOR RADIOACTIVE URANIUM AND RARE EARTHS MINING http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/25/greenland-green-light-uranium-rare-earths-mining

 

 

Reuters, December 17, 2013

 ▶ ANTARCTICA MAY HAVE A NEW TYPE OF ICE:  DIAMONDS http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/17/us-antarctica-diamonds-idUSBRE9BG0XF20131217

 

January 14, 2013 SciDevNet
 ▶ SHOULD DEEP-SEA MINING GO AHEAD IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA? http://www.scidev.net/en/agriculture-and-environment/features/should-deep-sea-mining-go-ahead-in-papua-new-guinea-.html

 

 

 ▶  THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES -  - OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB  http://sco.lt/85k9th

 

 

September 14, 2013 Global Possibilities
▶  AFTER NORTH SEA GAS LEAK, DRILLERS FEAR CORROSIVE FLUID COULD THREATEN DEEP SEA WELLS ACROSS THE WORLD http://www.globalpossibilities.org/after-north-sea-gas-leak-drillers-fear-corrosive-fluid-could-threaten-deep-sea-wells-across-the-world/

 

Mongabay, December 23, 2013

▶  WORLD FIRST:  RUSSIA BEGINS PUMPING OIL FROM ARCTIC SEABED http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1223-hance-russia-arctic-oil.html?n3ws1ttr

 

 

Rewire, February 26, 2014
▶  FRACK DRILLING WASTE BEING DUMPED INTO OCEAN OFF CALIFORNIA COAST -- WITH LEGAL PERMIT !! Fracking wastewater contains more than just the chemicals used by oil and gas companies to break up the rocks, including toxic substances like methanol, benzene, naphthalene, and trimethylbenzene. It can also include nasties that it picks up from those deep rock formations, including lead and arsenic. And while safely disposing of such substances isn't easy in the best of situations, ocean disposal poses special risks for those who play in, live near, or eat fish from the sea. http://www.kcet.org/news/rewire/petroleum/fracking-waste-is-being-dumped-into-the-ocean-off-californias-coast.html

 

September 13, 2013 Climate Progress
▶  TO SATIATE THE WORLD'S DEMAND FOR CELL PHONES, WE'RE TURNING NEW ZEALAND'S PRISTINE COAST INTO A STRIP MINE http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/09/13/2612911/seabed-mining-zealand/

 

 

Real News One, June 10, 2014
-▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD: 

               ONE ENVIRONMENT, ONE HUMANITY, ONE PLANET http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

Mongabay, June 06, 2014
-▶ NEW STUDY FINDS ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE GLOBALLY MAY COST MORE THAN U.S. GDP http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0606-morgan-ecosystem-services.html

 

 

 ▶  LET’S END THE DESTRUCTION OF THE DEEP OCEAN - http://petition.bloomassociation.org/stop-the-destruction-of-deep-sea/

 

 Grind TV, November 25, 2013

▶  INDISCRIMINATE BOTTOM LONG-LINING:  ENORMOUS RARE SEA CREATURE HAULED FROM DEPTHS http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/nature/post/enormous-rare-sea-creature-hauled-from-depths-by-florida-shark-fisherman/

 

▶  BOTTOM TRAWLING: SCRAPING THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN CLEAN. AN INSATIABLE DRIVE FOR PROFITS, DESTRUCTION OF OCEAN ECO SYSTEMS http://sco.lt/6yvlEf

 

Guardian Environment, January 2, 2014
▶  DEEP SEA CREATURES WILL NOT ESCAPE CLIMATE CHANGE - STUDY http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/02/deep-sea-creatures-climate-change

 

Britishseafishing.co.uk

▶  OUR FISH DON'T STAND A CHANCE:  NOW "PULSE TRAWLING" OUR SEABEDS http://britishseafishing.co.uk/pulse-trawling/

 

  ▶  WHALES, DOLPHINS AND SONAR A DEADLY MIX:  MASS DEATHS, STRANDINGS RESEARCH SHOWS http://sco.lt/8QTS65

 

 ▶  DOLPHINS DYING IN DROVES AND SCIENTISTS CAN'T STOP IT:  POST BP DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL:  UNHEALTHY OCEANS AND MORE http://sco.lt/7OtO9h

 

▶  COMING FAST: GLOBAL CORPORATE GOVERNANCE?

SOVEREIGNTY RIGHTS NEGOTIATED AWAY IN NEW SECRETIV E GLOBAL TRADE PACTS  http://sco.lt/8FToVl

 

 

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These Mega Corporations Operate With Little or No Regulation or Oversight and Are Not Held To Account For the Destruction,  They answer to no government or society for their ecocidal activities left behind in their wake.   They throw big money around to the corrupt, innocent and the ignorant until it is too late, the contract has been signed,  This is Corporate Ecocide At It's Worst and Must Be Reigned For The Sake of Life in both our oceans, forests and wetlands.

 

 

▶  WEST PAPUA - MASSIVE EXPLOITATION BY MINING CORPORATIONS
Some of the world's largest transnational mining corporations have been active in exploiting West Papua's oil and minerals, including Union Oil, Amoco, Agip, Conoco, Phillips, Esso, Texaco, Mobil, Shell, Petromer Trend Exploration, Atlantic Richfield, Sun Oil and Freeport (USA); Oppenheimer (South Africa); Total (France); Ingold (Canada); Marathon Oil, Kepala Burung (UK); Dominion Mining, Aneka Tambang, BHP, Cudgen RZ, and CRA (Australia). The international dispute over West Papua during the years after 1949 can be understood in light of the natural resources in the territory, which were far better known to the transnationals than revealed publicly.... http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~cline/papua/mines.htm

 

November 2, 2012 Spiegel OnLine

▶  MINING BOOM UNDERWAY IN FINLAND'S FAR NORTH THREATENING FRAGILE WETLANDS http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/mining-boom-underway-in-finland-in-the-search-for-mineral-deposits-a-864561.html

 

 ▶  MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRAB DESTROYING  ENVIRONMENT, ECOSYSTEMS AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/5M5eLp

 

                                                           VIDEO:

                                   SIERRA MAGAZINE PRESENTS

                                       THE TRUE COST OF COAL

                            AN EXTRAORDINARY PHOTO EXPOSE

                                               http://sco.lt/5wLb2f

 

 

▶  HOLDING CORPORATIONS RESPONSIBLE: Mining Companies Devastate Pristine Wisconsin for Frac-Sand - Leaving Chemical Cesspool http://sco.lt/6gL1ov

 

▶  FRACKING OUR FOOD AND WATER SUPPLY http://sco.lt/6eL9sn

 

 ▶  WHEN EARTH IS SCARRED FOREVER - PHOTOS, VIDEOS

http://io9.com/when-earth-is-scarred-forever-495971504

 

 

 

May 23, 2013 Common Dreams
▶  TERRACIDE: THE BIGGEST CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE IN HISTORY - Destroying Our Planet For Record Profits http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/05/23-4

 

▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US.  CAN HUMANS SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/630INt

 

▶  WORLD LOSING BIODIVERSITY THOUSAND TIME FASTER THAN NATURAL EXTINCTION: UN http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3618052038/world-losing-biodiversity-thousand-times-higher-than-natural-extinction-un

 

▶  AUSTRALIA SEEKS TO LIMIT OCEAN 'GEOENGINEERING'  http://sco.lt/5zLlLd

 

 

▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

▶  UN TO LAUNCH STUDY ON ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME – Eradicating ECOCIDE http://eradicatingecocide.com/2012/11/un-to-launch-study-on-environmental-crime/

 

 


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