One Planet: What will it take to stop deep-sea mining?

Date: May 9, 2022

Source: KALW

Educational public radio station KALW welcomed Lisa Levin of Scripps Institute of Oceanography and Women4Ocean’s Farah Obaidullah for the latest edition of “Your Call’s One Planet Series”, a special on deep-sea mining.

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll find out what scientists and ocean activists are doing to stop deep-sea mining.

The rising demand for electric cars and other clean technologies coupled with the depletion of minerals and metals on land is driving interest in mining the seafloor to extract cobalt, nickel and lithium.

Scientists are warning that strip-mining the seafloor will damage deep-sea ecosystems and kill animals not yet discovered.

Listen here.

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