Check out the top stories from the deep, taken from coverage between 6 – 13 February 2023
Check out the top stories from the deep, taken from coverage between 23 January – 30 January 2023
Source: San Francisco Chronicle
Author: Tara Duggan
Legislation introduced Tuesday aims to protect California waters from the controversial deep-sea mining industry.
Continue reading California bill aims to outlaw controversial seabed mining in state waters
Author: David Kirby
Donald Trump is still seven weeks away from taking office, but when it comes to permitting the controversial practice of deep-sea mining, the incoming administration’s hands are already tied.
Continue reading Environmentalists Tie Trump’s Hands on Deep-Sea Mining
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune
Author: ALEXANDRA COUSTEAU & TED DANSON
The Pacific Ocean off California is unlike any other place in the world. Its fluorescent sunsets and powerful waves have been the inspiration for pop culture, art, education and conservation. Visitors and locals alike flock to California’s 840 miles of breathtaking coastline. However, just beyond the limits of the naked eye lies an important part of the ocean that many people don’t know about, the seafloor. Remarkably, we know more about the moon orbiting the Earth about 230,000 miles away than we do about the seafloor.
Source: Yahoo! News
Author: Maria Gallucci
Ocean conservation efforts took a significant step forward on Friday when a measure to protect 30 percent of the world’s oceans by 2030 passed during a major meeting in Hawaii.
Continue reading Marine conservation efforts just took a major step forward
Source: New York Times
Author: Julie Hirschfield Davis
WASHINGTON — President Obama is set to vastly expand a marine sanctuary northwest of the main Hawaiian Islands, White House officials said Thursday, creating the world’s largest protected marine area as he seeks to cement his environmental legacy in his last months in office.
Continue reading Obama to Create World’s Largest Marine Reserve Off Hawaii
Ocean monument: Growing momentum for Obama to establish new Pacific marine preserves before leaving office
Source: Mercury News Science & Environment
Author: Paul Rogers
A new effort to convince President Barack Obama to establish a huge new national monument in the Pacific Ocean off California before he leaves office six months from now is gaining momentum.
Continue reading Ocean monument: Growing momentum for Obama to establish new Pacific marine preserves before leaving office
Source: The Guardian
Author: Amanda Holpuch
North America is far from reaching national and international targets for protecting oceans, according to a first-of-its-kind report released on Wednesday.
Continue reading North America far off from ocean preservation targets, report finds
Author: Shreema Mehta
Coastal communities living in Baja California Sur, Mexico, achieved a huge victory recently in blocking an offshore mining project — one of several proposed projects to dredge up minerals from the sea.
Continue reading Victory: Mexico Seabed Mining Project Scrapped