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Exploring the Cook Islands' role in deep-sea mining

Exploring the Cook Islands' role in deep-sea mining

Below the ocean surrounding the Cook Islands lies a wealth of minerals critical for electric vehicle batteries, stirring debates over economic gain versus environmental risk.

Pete McKenzie reports for The New York Times.

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The mining industry’s next frontier is deep, deep under the sea

Companies are diving to the bottom to scoop up metals essential for our EV-driven future. But how much ocean are we willing to sacrifice?
Elizabeth Klein new director of Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Critic of fossil fuels to lead key off-shore oil agency for Biden

The administration plans to name Elizabeth Klein the new director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, which also oversees offshore-wind development.

This massive robot is designed to harvest EV metals from the ocean. But can it be done sustainably?

This massive robot is designed to harvest EV metals from the ocean. But can it be done sustainably?

Impossible Metals has a more sustainable way to harvest nickel and cobalt, but experts worry it could still disrupt vital ecosystems.
Podcast: Mining the ocean for minerals

Podcast: Mining the ocean for minerals

This month: The ocean contains minerals needed for clean energy. But how will mining them impact the environment?
Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines
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Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines

In this week's Beyond the Headlines, even as Australia is plagued by wildfires, torrential rains have caused flooding that have left dozens dead in Indonesia's capital, Jakarta.

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