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extraction

  • South Pacific Becomes an Unlikely Battleground in Bid to Mine the Seafloor

    January 20, 2016

    As we drive down the empty, two-lane highway, the clusters of seaside resorts, tin-roofed homes and finely manicured lawns on this Papua New Guinea island give way to lowland rain forests and palm oil plantations. The telephone lines eventually disappear as do the satellite dishes and, within hours, the team from the Canadian mining company […]