Underreported: Deep Sea Mining

Thursday, July 07, 2011

This week, a team of Japanese scientists announced that vast deposits of rare earth minerals—considered essential for the production of certain electronics—have been found under the Pacific Ocean. Cindy Lee Van Dover, Director of Duke University Marine Laboratory and Peter B. Kelemen, an Earth & Environmental Studies Professor at Columbia University, tell us about the deposits and how deep sea mining works.


Cindy Lee Van Dover

Comments [1]

Dying Chinese Slave Labor

Have they also discovered vast deposits of iPhones, and other goods?

Jul. 07 2011 01:02 PM

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