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13
Nov
2017

Source: BioScience, Oxford Academic 
Author: William J. Ripple, Christopher Wolf, Thomas M. Newsome, Mauro Galetti, Mohammed Alamgir, Eileen Crist, Mahmoud I. Mahmoud, William F. Laurance, 15,364 scientist signatories from 184 countries.

Twenty-five years ago, the Union of Concerned Scientists and more than 1700 independent scientists, including the majority of living Nobel laureates in the sciences, penned the 1992 “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity” (see supplemental file S1). These concerned professionals called on humankind to curtail environmental destruction and cautioned that “a great change in our stewardship of the Earth and the life on it is required, if vast human misery is to be avoided.” In their manifesto, they showed that humans were on a collision course with the natural world. They expressed concern about current, impending, or potential damage on planet Earth involving ozone depletion, freshwater availability, marine life depletion, ocean dead zones, forest loss, biodiversity destruction, climate change, and continued human population growth. They proclaimed that fundamental changes were urgently needed to avoid the consequences our present course would bring.

Continue reading World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice

25
Oct
2017

Source: Deep Sea Mining Campaign
Author: Natalie Lowrey

Nijmegen, Netherlands and Brisbane, Australia, 25 October 2017

In a last ditch bid to rescue its experimental deep sea mining project ”Solwara 1”, the two largest shareholders of Nautilus Minerals Inc, Russian mining company Metalloinvest and Omani conglomerate MB Holdings, have formed a new company whose sole job is to secure funding for the project by October 31st.

Continue reading Investor alert: Deep sea mining project in last-ditch search for capital. Banks and other investors warned to steer clear

3
Oct
2017

Source: Deep Sea Mining Campaign
Author: Natalie Lowrey

Papua New Guinea | Coastal Communities in Papua New Guinea have formally requested that the PNG Government make public key documents relating to the licensing and the environmental impacts of the Solwara 1 deep sea mining project by October 18 or face the prospect of legal proceedings.

Continue reading Constitutional Right to Key Documents on Experimental Seabed Mining