MEDIA RELEASE – Why the Rush for Seabed Mining?

MEDIA RELEASE – Why the Rush for Seabed Mining?

A new report from the Deep Sea Mining campaign, MiningWatch Canada and London Mining Network exposes companies driving speculative rush for Deep Sea Mining in an unholy alliance with UN body – the International Seabed Authority. Highlighting the life-ways and resistance of Pacific Island Peoples, the report calls for a...

5 Stories of Resistance and Revival from 2017

5 Stories of Resistance and Revival from 2017

On every inhabited continent, communities are defending land, water and life from unwanted mining operations, building the alternatives to extractivism and winning victories. Here we share some stories to inspire from 2017. Popular consultations banning mining sweep Colombia In a landmark popular consultation, on 26th March 2017 a resounding 98%...

YLNM’s 2017 pick of films and tools for mining resistance

YLNM’s 2017 pick of films and tools for mining resistance

In 2017 YLNM continued gathering tools to support and inform  communities’ efforts to resist mining, as well as films sharing inspiring stories of community resilience, victory and restoration. Here are some of the most powerful from 2017. Films Selkie: Restoring land, water and hope in the Finnish Boreal  In the...

The Dark Side of Digitalization: Will Industry 4.0 Create New Raw Materials Demands? 

The Dark Side of Digitalization: Will Industry 4.0 Create New Raw Materials Demands? 

The digitalisation of production and the ‘Internet of Things’, referred to as Industry 4.0 in Europe, is being sold with the promise of ‘clean’ economic growth and resource efficiency in a time of converging eco-social crises. But although the new technologies making this ‘fourth industrial revolution’ possible might seem sleek, clean...

Seeing is Believing: Nautilus Giant Seabed Mining Machines Will Wreak Havoc and Destruction

Seeing is Believing: Nautilus Giant Seabed Mining Machines Will Wreak Havoc and Destruction

As experimental deep sea mining is hyped in China and piloted in Japan, the Alliance of Solwara Warriors in Papua New Guinea reaffirm their resistance to Nautilus Minerals plans to mine the seabed in the Bismarck Sea. MEDIA RELEASE  Friday 29 September 2017  PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Canadian company Nautilus is...

Deep sea mining? Leave my down below alone!

Deep sea mining? Leave my down below alone!

Video by Seas at Risk. Mr Smashing makes a comeback with a deep sea mining disco love song. Destroying the deep sea to get metals for our throw-away mobile phones and other e-devices? Seas At Risk thinks it is better to step up efforts on the circular economy – make...

Press Release: Apple’s Commitment to a No-Mining Future Makes Deep Sea Mining Unnecessary

Press Release: Apple’s Commitment to a No-Mining Future Makes Deep Sea Mining Unnecessary

Frontline communities, scientists and campaigners opposing experimental deep sea mining say Apple’s newly announced commitment to a ‘no-mining’ future makes this frontier industry unnecessary.   Press Release. 2 May 2017 Oasis Earth- MiningWatch Canada – Bismarck Ramu Group – Deep Sea Mining Campaign – Solwara Warriors Scientists and civil society...

Resource Roulette: How Deep Sea Mining and Inadequate Regulatory Frameworks Imperil the Pacific and its Peoples

Resource Roulette: How Deep Sea Mining and Inadequate Regulatory Frameworks Imperil the Pacific and its Peoples

This report is by Blue Ocean Law and the Pacific Network on Globalization. This report explores with great insight the experimental industry of Deep Sea Mining (DSM) which various companies are already pushing ahead with the prospecting for. There are few safeguards for the peoples of the Pacific where this...

From the Pacific to London; Ban Seabed Mining

From the Pacific to London; Ban Seabed Mining

LONDON | This morning, NGOs and civil society are outside the 5th Annual Deep Sea Mining Summit calling for a ban on a potentially environmentally destructive “frontier” industry. They are calling on the EU to stop funding such reckless development activities and are standing in solidarity with NGOs, churches and...

Deep sea mining off Papua New Guinea

Deep sea mining off Papua New Guinea

Video by ABC News.   An Australian mining company is preparing to begin deep-sea mining operations. It looks to be profitable and they claim the ecosystem will recover afterwards. Respected marine biologists beg to differ, and predict that even this first operation may cause the extinction of one or more...