- published: 28 Jun 2017
- views: 235
The Government is set on opening New Zealand coasts for seabed mining. This has been mandated without public consultation or conversation, and may have devastating consequences, as well as offering little economic benefit. Gareth Hughes discusses the David and Goliath courtroom battles and scientific background with community group KASM.
Canadian mining company Nautilus Minerals has reached an agreement with the government of Papua New Guinea to begin mining an area of seabed believed to be rich in gold and copper ores, according to the BBC. Under the terms of the agreement, Papua New Guinea will contribute $120 million to the operation and receive a 15 percent share in the mine. Environmentalists say the mine will devastate the area and cause long-lasting damage to the environment. The BBC reports that "the mine will target an area of hydrothermal vents where superheated, highly acidic water emerges from the seabed, where it encounters far colder and more alkaline seawater, forcing it to deposit high concentrations of minerals." The report continues: The result is that the seabed is formed of ores that are far ric...
Gold alone found on the sea floor is estimated to be worth $150 trn. But the cost to the planet of extracting it could be severe. Check out Economist Films: http://films.economist.com/ Check out The Economist’s full video catalogue: http://econ.st/20IehQk Like The Economist on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheEconomist/ Follow The Economist on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theeconomist Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theeconomist/ Follow us on LINE: http://econ.st/1WXkOo6 Follow us on Medium: https://medium.com/@the_economist
Donate: http://actnowpng.org/donate Share on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1l93esG Share on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1l93kk6 Papua New Guinea has already suffered some of the worlds worst mining disasters . Foreign companies have polluted our rivers, destroyed communities and caused a violent civil war. Now Nautilus Minerals wants to dig up the seafloor in a new experimental mining operation. But, as the government has already acknowledged, communities all across PNG are saying they do not want to be part of this experiment. But this issue is of much wider significance than just Solwara 1 and Papua New Guinea. There is already exploration for similar mines all across the Pacific region and in the Indian ocean. Numerous countries have sanctioned the exploration without understanding the full...
Research on seabed exploitation and seabed mining is a complex transdisciplinary field that demands for further attention and development. Since the field links engineering, economics, environmental, legal and supply chain research, it demands for research from a systems point of view. This implies the application of a holistic sustainability framework of to analyse the feasibility of engineering systems. The research at hand aims to close this gap by developing such a framework and providing a review of seabed resources. Based on this review it identifies a significant potential for massive sulphides in inactive hydrothermal vents and sediments to solve global resource scarcities. The research aims to provide background on seabed exploitation and to apply a holistic systems engineering ap...
Nautilus Minerals CEO, Mike Johnston, talks of the opportunity that seafloor mining provides to secure high quality minerals at lower cost, both economically and environmentally, in comparison to terrestrial mines, to meet increasing demand.
The Ocean plays a huge part in our great Kiwi lifestyle. Kiwis Against Seabed Mining need your help to protect our Ocean from Seabed Mining. Join us and make your submission NOW - http://kasm.org.nz/submission Check out more epic fishing action at: http://www.ultimatefishing.tv
The impacts of seabed mining.
Join us as we highlight our sea floor production vessels and show and describe how our first location, Solwara1, will work. This video is full of information and explores in's and out's of how all of our equipment will work together to mine the sea floor.
Iwi and environmental groups are going into round two of a fight to save the south Taranaki seabed from being mined. Trans-Tasman Resources is seeking consent to extract iron sand from the South Taranaki Bight after being turn-down the first time by the Environmental Protection Authority. Eruera Rerekura reports.
British scientists have announced what they are calling an "astonishing" discovery deep in the Atlantic Ocean. They found that an underwater mountain near the Canary Islands holds some of the richest deposits of rare minerals anywhere on Earth.
Members of the local community, peacefully voicing their concerns about seabed mining.
A moratorium on seabed mining has been placed on the NT's coastal waters to allow for an environmental impact assessment to be completed.
Scientists fear that even before one of the last frontiers of exploration, the ocean deep, has been properly studied it will already have been exploited by commercial deep-sea mining looking for rare euronews knowledge brings you a fresh mix of the world's most interesting know-hows, directly from space and sci-tech experts. Subscribe for your dose of space and sci-tech: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=euronewsknowledge Made by euronews, the most watched news channel in Europe.
#WorldVsBank #EnvironmentB4Profit #PeopleB4Profit #LifeB4Profit #NoInvestmentInDestruction Chat Conversation End
A short two minute film, highlighting the concerns of local kiwis, that our government is selling off mining rights to foreign owned mining companies, who want to strip mine our seabed. Destroying our beautiful country for short term gain. This film and it's soundtrack was created for free by a community that cares more about this beautiful country than money. Thank you to, Josh Kronfeld, Antonio Maioha, Daniel Kereopa, Peggy Oki, Dave Rastovich, and members of the local Raglan community for giving your time and effort.
“We are now seeing this happening in a number of places where they’re thinking of taking off the entire crust, which would basically devastate and destroy the whole ecosystem,” Mr Carl-Gustaf Lundin, IUCN You can view this video and the full video archive on the Dukascopy TV page: http://www.dukascopy.com/tv/en/#184901 Смотрите Dukascopy TV на вашем языке: http://www.youtube.com/user/dukascopytvrussian 用您的语言观看杜高斯贝电视: http://www.youtube.com/user/dukascopytvchinese Miren Dukascopy TV en su idioma: http://www.youtube.com/user/dukascopytvspanish Schauen Sie Dukascopy TV in Ihrer Sprache: http://www.youtube.com/user/dukascopytvgerman Regardez la Dukascopy TV dans votre langue: http://www.youtube.com/user/dukascopytvfrench Veja a TV Dukascopy na sua língua: http://www.youtube.com/user/dukascop...
In 1989 German ocean researchers started a unique long-term experiment off the coast of Peru. To explore the effects of potential deep sea mining on the seabed, they plowed in about eleven square kilometer area around the seabed. (c) GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel 2016
March 13 2012, seabed mining frontrunner TTR sent a representative to the town of Raglan to talk to the indigenous community about their bid to export billions of tons of black sand from the seafloor which the company considers to be a lifeless desert. Led by the organization Kiwis Against Seabed Mining KASM the townspeople of Raglan gathered in the oneway bridge to welcome the representative with a message that will be common throughout coastal towns that will suffer the potential effects of the biggest seabed sand mining project the world has yet to witness. visit www.kasm.org.nz for more information
NZ Government Seabed Mining Agenda Exposed! Phil McCabe http://www.thevinnyeastwoodshow.com/show-archives/nz-government-seabed-mining-agenda-exposed-phil-mccabe Phil McGabe www.kasm.org.nz After opening up New Zealand's regional parks for mining, The government realised that harvesting minerals from the sea floor is the new game in town. International momentum and attention from businesses and government have spurred this move, Currently, there are many countries looking at programs for exploitation. New Zealand holds the 5th largest marine estate in the world, Up to 200 Nautical Miles away from the land is marked as it's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) Accounting for roughly 1% of the planet's surface, So the potential mining interests and associated risks are voluminous to say the least. ...
Out feature story this week takes us on a rather sobering underwater expedition into the dark world of seabed phosphate mining. The deep ocean floor, admittedly, is not a habitat we generally give much thought to. But in mankind’s quest for resources and mineral wealth, companies have now turned to this relatively unexplored region, and its phosphates they’re after, a resource in relatively limited supply on Earth. Is the supply of phosphates really so limited that it’s worth scraping our ocean bed completely bare? With our global seas, sea life and climate already in serious trouble, this action certainly seems like a bridge too far. Bertus went to see if he could get to the bottom of this matter.