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Indigenous concerns about the environmental and social costs of the green transition

Indigenous leaders express growing concerns about the environmental and social impacts of green energy projects.

Anita Hofschneider reports for Grist.

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‘Really a sad day’ as Norway votes to allow deep-sea mining in Arctic waters

Norway’s parliament has officially voted to allow deep-sea mining to go forward in the Norwegian Sea, despite warnings from scientists and conservationists that it could damage the marine environment.

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China set to dominate deep-sea mining and grab treasure of rare metals

The ocean floor is shaping up to be the next theater of global resource competition, and China’s diplomatic efforts are positioning it to lead in deep-sea mining.
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Deep-sea mining could begin soon, regulated or not

Mining the seafloor could boost global production of clean energy technology—and destroy the ocean in the process
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When deep-sea miners come a-courting

As the Cook Islands embraces the burgeoning industry, deep-sea mining companies are becoming part of the community’s day-to-day. Can the country avoid the mistakes of resource extraction’s past? Rachel Reeves writes for Hakai magazine.
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Wendy Schmidt and Kristina Gjerde: Mining companies are eager to dig up the ocean. That’s a dangerous idea

We already know the damage that mining can cause on land. It could be devastating to the deep sea.

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Can we mine the world’s deep ocean without destroying it?

The U.N. body charged with regulating deep-ocean mining will soon consider whether to permit the first project to move forward. But ecologist Lisa Levin, who has long studied the deep sea, worries that in the rush for key minerals, a pristine and important ecosystem will be lost.
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