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Deep Sea Mining

Urban Mining

Peter Neill | Posted 05.03.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Just as we have learned to recycle paper, glass, iron, steel, even water, we must now also learn to recover these new elements as well, mine their density and availability, and invent a new conduct toward sustaining the value of these most precious metals already in hand.

Walk Softly

Robert Koehler | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Maybe it's the human condition that's toxic, but I don't really believe that. I don't think it's greed that is pushing us to the outer limits of self-destruction, but something more complex.

Mining the Abyss

Peter Neill | Posted 04.12.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

"Resource nationalism" pertains here -- the right of a nation to exchange its resources for return to its population and general social welfare that is sustainable over time. Globalization has stood that idea on its head.

Massive New Mineral Rush Will Take Place 5,000 Meters Undersea

Civil Beat | Sophie Cocke | Posted 12.18.2013 | Green

HONOLULU -- Last summer, a team of Japanese scientists boarded the University of Hawaii’s Kaimikai O Kanaloa, a 223-foot, high-tech research ship do...

An Urgent Wake Up Call to Protect our Oceans

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 10.20.2013 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

Thriving, healthy oceans are essential, not only to the wonderful array of corals, fish, squid, sharks and whales, but for all of us. They provide us with the food we eat. They provide us with half of the oxygen we breathe.

On Columbus Day, It's Time to Rethink Our 'Manifest Destiny'

Richard Steiner | Posted 12.08.2012 | Green
Richard Steiner

There is a better way to govern our last frontiers. The first thing we need is a "timeout." We need a lot more science, and more deliberate thinking about whether this frontier development will help, or hinder, our quest for a sustainable future.

Deep Ocean Mining Becoming Possible: Promise, Perils Weighed

AP | JAY LINDSAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BOSTON — There's gold in that thar sea floor. Silver, copper, zinc and lead, too. The problem is, it's a mile or two underwater and encased in m...