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Deep-sea mining for rare metals threatens rare species

There’s still a lot we don’t know about the deep sea<p>Japan has successfully mined zinc, gold, and other minerals from a deep-water seabed off the coast of Okinawa, <i>The Japan Times</i> reported in September. Though the scale of the operation is still unclear, it could be one of the first ventures in what …

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Debris from Japanese tsunami deliver foreign species to B.C. beaches

More than 300 Japanese species — clinging to beams, furniture, boats and even entire docks — have washed up alive on the West Coast since the massive …

Take a Virtual Deep Sea Adventure With National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey, Opening Tomorrow in Times Square

<i>Image via Invision AP Diane Bondareff</i><p>At times, we New Yorkers become so entwined with city life that we forget about the magnificent world outside of …

Adidas Is Remaking Their Classic Shoe Using Reclaimed Ocean Plastic!

Not that long ago, the concept of making shoes and pieces of clothing out of ocean plastic (basically, reclaimed trash), was not something many big …

Prince Charles Has a Message About Overfishing and Plastic Pollution That We Desperately Need to Listen To

Looks like the oceans have a much-needed friend on their side: Prince Charles. Recently, at the “Our Oceans” conference in Malta, Prince Charles gave …