On May 20th, 2010–one month to the day after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig (under lease by British Petroleum) exploded and caught fire in the…View More James Cameron And The Dawn Of DeepTruth?
The following images came across my desk last week humorously labeled “There’s something wrong with the ROV”. The startling shots show what appears to be…View More Animals Vs. Equipment
The PNG Mine Watch blog posts some unfortunate news today about mining the hydrothermal vents of the PNG coast at the Solwara 1 site. Papua…View More Mining The Deep: All About $ For the Government
Recently, news streams, scientific journals, and the web are exploding with conservation news. Below is few highlights from the past few weeks. I’ll take my…View More Does Weeping Help? Recent Conservation News
Interesting news coming out of Nature Geosciences this weekend. Kato et al (2011) are reporting a veritable treasure trove buried in deep-sea Pacific sediments: rare-earth…View More Deep Sea mud as precious as diamonds?
In an interview with Yale Environment 360, Van Dover compared the deep sea to America’s Wild West and cautioned that wildlife losses could be similar…View More Deep-Sea Mining is Coming
Well this can’t be good The government of Papua New Guinea has granted the world’s first deep sea mining lease to Nautilus Minerals of Toronto…View More First ever underwater lease granted to Nautilus
On the one hand, you have China’s brand-spanking new Jialong submersible capable of reaching 7000 meters depth, 500 meters deeper than its nearest competitor, representing…View More China and the deep sea
[PNG] landowners will ask the [courts] to stop any deep-sea mining in the area until the current mining laws governing sacred fishing grounds are properly…View More Villagers give notice on deep sea mining
Obama’s Pledge on the Environment “We cannot afford more of the same timid politics when the future of our planet is at stake. Global warming…View More From the Editor’s Desk: Obama and the Environment