Emma Wilson

16 June, 2022

Source: Sustainable Ocean Alliance

Author: Annie Greenberg

Congressman Ed Málaga of Peru has introduced a bill calling for a deep-seabed mining moratorium position from Peru. This is a critical step toward protecting the health of the ocean. The bill was cowritten by Sustainable Ocean Alliance Peru and SOA’s Youth Policy Advisory Council, and is supported by The Oxygen ProjectecOceánicaAIDA, and Deep Sea Conservation Coalition.

Continue reading Peruvian lawmaker to introduce bill calling for a deep-sea mining moratorium

9 June, 2022

Source: Process and Control

The Guardian recently announced that the deep-sea gold rush for rare metals has officially begun, with mining companies planning to profit from rare earths discovered 4,000 metres below the surface of the Pacific Ocean. However, with millions of tons of e-waste produced every year and increasingly sophisticated techniques to recover rare metals from it, a more environmentally-friendly alternative might be hiding in plain sight. Neil Ballinger, head of EMEA at automation parts supplier EU Automation, explains the role of reconditioned components in reducing our dependence on mining rare earths.

Continue reading The hidden treasure: Reducing rare earths consumption with reconditioned components

8 June, 2022

Source: Yahoo news

On May 2022, over 200 scientists, leaders, youth advocates and ocean champions took part in the Blue Climate Summit in French Polynesia. Their objective was to advance ocean-related solutions to climate change through concrete, actionable projects. The Blue Climate Summit Outcomes Report was published today on the Blue Climate Initiative website. The report identifies deep-sea mining of the most urgent threat to the ocean.

Continue reading Focus on “urgent threat” of deep-sea mining in 2022 Blue Climate Summit Outcomes Report

8 June, 2022

Source: Greenpeace

Author: Emma Page

Kiwis Against Seabed Mining (KASM) and Greenpeace Aotearoa delivered a petition to Green Party MP Eugenie Sage and Te Pāti Māori co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer at Te Whare Paremata (Parliament).

The petition, signed by over 35,000 New Zealanders, called for the ban of seabed mining.

Continue reading Over 35,000 New Zealanders call for Prime Minister to ban seabed mining in a petition delivered today