Deep sea news (23-30 January)

Date: January 31, 2023

Check out the top stories from the deep, taken from coverage between 23 January – 30 January 2023

France to Ban Deep-Sea Mining: What It Implies, and Why It’s Important

Source: Impakter

Author: Olivia Sophia Eggleston

A moratorium on deep-sea mining in French waters has been approved in Parliament, but why is this particular type of mining so controversial, and should it be banned?

Impakter discusses the ‘ecological goldmine’ that is the Clarion Clipperton Zone and explains why France, and more nations, should care about its protection from deep-sea mining.

Revealed: how US transition to electric cars threatens environmental havoc

Source: The Guardian

Author: Nina Lakhani 

The US’s transition to electric vehicles could require three times as much lithium as is currently produced for the entire global market, causing needless water shortages, Indigenous land grabs, and ecosystem destruction inside and outside its borders, new research finds.

Joe Biden’s “historic funding for electric vehicles” through the “Inflation Reduction and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Acts” marks a crucial juncture for sustainable development. Sustainable must be the key word however; as America’s demand for minerals soars above any other country’s, measures must be put in place to prevent harmful mining practices.

Let’s make 2023 the year for ocean protection

Source: Greenpeace

Author: Emma Page

If we work together, we can urge the government to safeguard the ocean from the threats it faces both at home and abroad. In 2023 we have a real opportunity to get destructive bottom trawling banned from the places it does the most damage and to finalise a strong Global Ocean Treaty.

Looking forward into 2023, Greenpeace has put together a video which calls on action for the ocean.

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