Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Deep-Sea Mining Is Closer Than You Think

Deep-sea mining is poised to become a major growth industry over the next decade -- though the full range of undersea diversity has yet to be discovered. Until the legal framework of mining in international waters catches up to the ready-to-dig reality, cooperative participation from scientists may be the best way to preserve the most fragile, irreplaceable aspects of deep-sea ecosystems.


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