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Leaders make fifth attempt to pass UN Oceans Treaty

Yahoo Daily News 15 Aug 2022
Whales and two babies swim underwater. World leaders will meet at the UN in New York later for more talks to save the world's oceans from overexploitation ... As of March 2022, the International Seabed Authority, which regulates these activities, had issued 31 contracts to explore the deep sea for minerals.Story continues ... ....
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Leaders meet to try to pass a UN treaty to protect oceans

BBC News 15 Aug 2022
World leaders will meet at the UN in New York later for more talks to save the world's oceans from overexploitation ... But only 1.2% of these high seas, as they are referred to, are protected ... As of March 2022, the International Seabed Authority, which regulates these activities, had issued 31 contracts to explore the deep sea for minerals ... .
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Moderate quake strikes off eastern Indonesia

Xinhua 14 Aug 2022
... time (0247 GMT), with the epicenter at 139 km northwest of Halmahera Barat (West Halmahera) district and the shallow of 10 km under seabed, the agency said ... EXPLORE XINHUANET.
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Deep-sea mining talks end with no agreement on environmental rules

The Observer 10 Aug 2022
So far, 31 exploration licences have been granted by the International Seabed Authority (ISA), a UN body, and 1.5m sq km has been set aside, equivalent to an area the size of Mongolia, in the Pacific and Indian Oceans as well as along the mid-Atlantic ridge.
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Monster of the deep! Angler reels in a HUGE 28½ stone 7ft long-halibut thought to ...

The Daily Mail 09 Aug 2022
Paul Stevens, 45, reeled in the monster flat fish - which measures almost 7.5ft long and weighs the same as an American black bear (400lbs) - from the seabed while exploring off the coast of northern Norway ... and weighs the same as an American black bear (400lbs) - from the seabed.
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5.9-magnitude quake jolts eastern Indonesia

Xinhua 09 Aug 2022
... local time, with the epicenter at 189 km northwest of Kepulauan Tanimbar (Maluku Tenggara Barat) district and the depth at 176 km under seabed, the agency said ... EXPLORE XINHUANET.
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New regulations coming for seabed mining

Jamaica Observer 05 Aug 2022
... in supervising and coordinating the implementation of a unique governance regime established by UNCLOS and the 1994 Agreement, which promotes and regulates exploration and future exploitation of mineral seabed resources in the Area that is a common heritage of mankind," he said.
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Fiber optics open new frontier for landslide monitoring

Phys Dot Org 04 Aug 2022
Reservoirs provide water storage, hydropower, and recreation for local communities. However, adding a reservoir significantly changes a landscape's geological conditions and ushers in new and unpredictable hazards—most notably, landslides ... Explore further. Reassessing geohazards of buried landslide deposits and their impacts on seabed ecosystems ... DOI.
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Pacific nations are extraordinarily rich in critical minerals. But mining them may take a terrible toll

Phys Dot Org 03 Aug 2022
This demand is creating pressure to extract more minerals from the sensitive lands and seabeds across the Pacific ... In recent months, we've seen the Federated States of Micronesia join Samoa, Fiji and Palau in calling for a moratorium on deep sea mining, while Nauru, Tonga, Kiribati and Cook Islands have already backed seabed projects.
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Moderate earthquake jolts western Indonesia

Xinhua 31 Jul 2022
The quake hit at 10.03 Jakarta time (0303 GMT), with the epicenter at 44 km southeast of Calang city and a depth of 56 km under the seabed, the agency ... EXPLORE XINHUANET.
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OPINION: The greenwashing of deep sea mining

Cook Islands News 30 Jul 2022
According to the information provided in their application for a seabed mining exploration licence, mining company CIC Limited has set up and funded The Cook Islands Traditional Arts Trust (Te Rito O Taku Peu Tupuna) ... This month another mining company with a seabed mining ...
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Schlumberger Announces Second-Quarter 2022 Results and Raises Full-Year Outlook

Egypt Commercial News 30 Jul 2022
Sarawak Shell Berhad has awarded Schlumberger a contract for integrated drilling services on seven exploration wells offshore Malaysia ... This was the first conversion of an offshore exploration well to a producing well where the casing had been cut at the seabed.
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U.S. is sidelined in critical minerals push

Yahoo Daily News 26 Jul 2022
missing an opportunity?" asked Gerard Barron, CEO and chair of The Metals Co., a Canadian mining firm pushing for more seabed exploration ... touts its exploration rights there as potentially containing enough minerals to build more than 250 million EV batteries ... Just two exploration licenses are in effect in international waters through the U.S.
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Deadly brine pools discovered at bottom of ocean kills anything that swims into it | Mint

Live Mint 25 Jul 2022
... hypersaline solutions in seabed depressions ... The journal additionally said, “during the 2020 research cruise of R/V OceanXplorer, an expedition aimed at exploring and further detailing the deep seabed offshore Saudi Arabia, we discovered a complex of brine pools at 1,770 m depth.
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ECU maritime researchers receive grant to study Alaskan battle site from World War II

Daily Advance 23 Jul 2022
Researchers at East Carolina University have received more than $700,000 in grant funding to explore the site of the only World War II battle fought on North American soil ... The project will survey the seabed surrounding the island to document underwater cultural heritage associated with the World War II battle that took on May 11-30, 1943.

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