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‘Stressed jellyfish’ reveal dangers of seabed mining

An experiment with a common jellyfish has revealed the potential harm of seabed mining on creatures in the deep.
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Pacific seabed mining delayed as international agency finalizes rules

Efforts to extract the metals used in car batteries have been pushed off amid pressure from environmentalists and nations that oppose them.
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Canadian company in race to mine ocean floor unmoved by Ottawa's ban on seabed mining

The Canadian government this month banned mining in its oceans — and that’s just fine by the Vancouver-based company that is on track to become the world’s first deep-sea miner.

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Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says climate change policy is impossible without peace

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has distracted world governments from efforts to combat climate change, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said in a video message played at the COP27 climate conference in Egypt.

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‘Antithetical to science’: When deep-sea research meets mining interests

When Cindy Van Dover started working with Nautilus Minerals, a deep-sea mining company, she received hate mail from other marine scientists.

14 countries launch a plan for a sustainable ocean economy

14 countries launch a plan for a sustainable ocean economy

The group—including Norway, Canada, Japan, Australia, Ghana, and Fiji—makes up 40% of the world’s coastlines, controls 30% of the world’s oceans, and has pledged to implement strict goals by 2025 to achieve healthier oceans.
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Signs of climate change in ocean depths off Vancouver Island

It's been one discovery after another for Canadian scientists exploring the ocean depths a few hundred kilometres off the coast of Vancouver Island.