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.

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/12/deep-sea-mining-is-closer-th