Press Release – KASM, Greenpeace, Deep Sea Conservation Coalition The New Zealand Environmental Protection Agency should refuse an application to mine phosphate from the deep seabed in the Chatham Rise, because of the damage it will cause to the marine environment, and because the EPA hasn’t got enough information to give it the go-ahead, environment groups said today. Three groups, [read more...]
Saturday, 23/11/2013, 12 noon
The Oil Free Seas flotilla is out at the drill site off the coast of Raglan taking a stand against risky exploratory deep sea oil drilling. We can’t leave them to confront Texan oil giant Anadarko alone!
And that’s where YOU come in. This is something that affects us all – so we need to stand together and draw a line in the sand to say “Stop Deep Sea Oil” so loudly that they’ll hear us in Texas!
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Slap Down to Seabed Mining proposal “Victory for common sense” – KASM The EPA’s decision to decline a proposal to mine black sand from the seabed of the South Taranaki Bight was heralded today by New Zealand’s only NGO focusing solely on the issue, Kiwis Against Seabed Mining. “This decision is a victory for common sense and environmental protection, for [read more...]
Strip mining and vacuum mining The last great unexplored wilderness on Earth is about to experience industrial-scale mining that could change the face of the pristine seabed of the deep ocean for generations to come, scientists have warned. Access to the mineral deposits and rare-earth metals that are known to exist on the sea bed has never been [read more...]
New Zealand’s Maui’s dolphins could face extinction by 2031, new research shows. International Whaling Commission (IWC) scientists are scheduled to discuss the plight of the last 50 Maui’s dolphins again at their meeting in Bled, Slovakia this week. With less than 15 breeding females, Maui’s dolphins are among the rarest and most endangered mammals. Researchers claim fishing has progressively decimated [read more...]
Fishing boats on the water at the Chatham Islands. Photo / Herald on Sunday Opponents to seabed mining are preparing for their second battle this year, with the lodging of a marine consent application for a phosphate nodule mining project on the Chatham Rise off the Canterbury coast. Chatham Rock Phosphate (CRP) yesterday lodged with the Environmental Protection Authority its [read more...]