Exploitation of the Earth’s last frontier will leave the world in deep water

Date: July 5, 2019

Source: Eco-Business
Author: Zafirah Zein

There is increasing pressure to delve into the deep sea and extract precious minerals and metals that governments and businesses say are crucial to driving a low-carbon future. Has the mining industry sunk to new lows?

The world’s largest ecosystem is at risk of toxic pollution, habitat disruption and species extinction as more countries and companies eye the ocean floor for metals and minerals, according to a new report by environmental advocacy group Greenpeace.

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