Deep seabed mining is an avoidable eco-disaster

Date: February 24, 2021

Source: NJ Today
Author: Amanda Rapace

The World Wide Fund (WWF) says industry plans to mine the deep seabed for metals and minerals such as cobalt, lithium and nickel would have a destructive impact on deep-sea ecosystems and biodiversity.

That could have subsequent harmful effects on fisheries, livelihoods and food security, and compromise ocean carbon and nutrient cycles.

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