The race to protect the deep sea
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The world may be on the verge of a ‘deep sea gold rush’ with mining companies and countries – including the tiny Pacific nation of Nauru – vying for the rich minerals found on the deep seafloor. Environmentalists and other Pacific nations are calling for a moratorium on this mining, until more can be learned about its impact. Kalolaine Fainu reports from Papua New Guinea on how deep-sea mining could threaten daily life in coastal communities, and Pacific editor Kate Lyons explores the race to protect the deep sea Do you have 5min to take our listener survey?
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