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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...
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.
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...
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
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
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.
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...
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.
Oceans cover 70 percent of the earth's surface, but only a fraction of the undersea world has been explored. On this episode of TechKnow, Phil Torres joins a team of scientists on a special expedition to explore and uncover the mysteries at the bottom of the ocean floor. "What we are doing is similar to astronauts and planetary scientists just trying to study life on another planet," says Beth Orcutt, a senior research scientist. The journey begins in Costa Rica aboard the R/V Atlantis, a research vessel operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. From there, Phil gets the chance to take a dive with Alvin, a deep-water submersible capable of taking explorers down to 6,000 metres (20,000 feet) under the sea. Commissioned in 1964, Alvin has a celebrated history, locating an une...
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.
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.
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.
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.
On the 4th of April, LUSH Cosmetics and Kiwi’s Against Seabed Mining (KASM) crafted beautiful sand sculptures of the endangered Maui dolphins that risks extinction if seabed mining goes ahead. The stunt was held at Piha Beach, New Zealand in order to raise awareness for KASM's campaign calling for a national moratorium on seabed mining. Artist Jonny and team built a sand sculpture of a Maui dolphin, along with some little fish and a great big hashtag: #mineorours Read more about the campaign here: http://bit.ly/1CrBDy3
“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...
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.
Mining, Fishing and Logging Projects all taking place in the Madang Province, Papua New Guinea under the name of development and yet, no 'development-like' changes have taken place in the Province and country as a whole. Sumkar MP Ken Fareweather speaks of how disgusted he is that decisions about Projects like the Canada Experimental Seabed Mining and the China Marine Indsutrial Zone bypasses him and other Madang MPs by the Ministers in Port Moresby
What is Experimental Seabed Mining, and what does it mean for Papua New Guinea? This film provides an overview of the issues and risks involved in Canadian company Nautilus Minerals' plans to mine the Bismarck Sea. Featuring prominent academics Prof Chalapan Kaluwin, Dr Ralph Mana and Prof Patrick Kaiku of the University of PNG; and ACTNOW! PNG program manager Effrey Dademo. This film was produced following a public forum held at UPNG in September 2012.
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
Archbishop of Port Moresby Archdiocese, his eminence Cardinal John Ribat has made his stance clear on the deep sea Mining issue. He said the Catholic Church is against that type of mining because it will cause destruction to the surrounding environment. Furthermore it does not solve the Climate Change issue.
Pupils from Opunake High School providing their thoughts on seabed mining. They, too, think it's not an option - of course!
'Experimental Seabed Mining-Coming to a Coastline Near You' explains the inevitable destruction the Seabed Mining would bring to the environment and the people's lives. A 2-minute campaign video by Act Now and PANG to collect support regionally and internationally to Ban Seabed Mining.