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Are we heading for a new Cold War in Antarctica?

The Spectator 18 May 2024
Russia’s reported discovery of 510 billion barrels of oil in Antarctica has led to warnings of a new ‘Cold War’ of sorts ... on mining.  Most popular ... For now, Russia is not mining in Antarctica.

UK’s Parliament Probes Russian Oil Exploration in Antarctica

The Maritime Executive 13 May 2024
Russia’s collection of seismic data in Antarctica construed as prospecting signals a potential threat to the permanent ban on mining, with knock-on implications for the integrity of the protocol in its entirety.

Why experts are worried about Russia's oil and gas surveys in the Antarctic

AOL 13 May 2024
He said this would "signal a potential threat to the permanent ban on mining" and the integrity of agreed-upon environmental protections for Antarctica as a whole.

The Asteroid-Mining Renaissance Has Arrived

The Atlantic 11 May 2024
People were much more supportive of mining asteroids than other forms of frontier mining like mining the ocean floor, mining Antarctica, and mining the Alaskan tundra,” Matthew Hornsey, the lead ...

In the race for space metals, companies hope to cash in

Popular Science 10 May 2024
People were much more supportive of mining asteroids than other forms of frontier mining like mining the ocean floor, mining Antarctica, and mining the Alaskan tundra,” Matthew Hornsey, lead author ...

Behind the Ice Curtain: Antarctic Treaty Talks Hide Looming Bird Flu Catastrophe

WhoWhatWhy 02 May 2024
We wrote some recommendations last year in preparation of HPAI entering Antarctica ... The event, which ended June 8, did publish a broad closing communiqué involving a variety of minute items, including a reaffirmation of Antarctica’s mining ban.

Autonomous tractors plow path to the future at Caterpillar’s secluded Peoria Proving Ground

Chicago Tribune 01 Apr 2024
Nearby sits the pride of Peoria, a hulking D11XE, a prototype of the first electric drive mining tractor. The D11 mining tractor, the largest bulldozer Caterpillar makes, is built exclusively at its East Peoria factory.

Extremophiles: Why study them? What can they teach us about finding life beyond Earth?

Universe Today 01 Apr 2024
... lakes, acid mine drainage, cosmic rays, sunlight, Mariana Trench, dry environments such as the McMurdo Dry Valley and Atacama Desert, gold mines, and even underneath ice shelves in Antarctica.

Top 10 gold-producing countries in the world

Business Day Online 11 Mar 2024
Gold, a precious resource vital in various sectors, is globally mined on every continent except Antarctica.� China leads as the. read more Top 10 gold-producing countries in the world� ... .

Francesca Rudkin: Why are we so interested in heading back to the moon?

NewstalkZB 24 Feb 2024
Could space be the new Antarctica, with flags being thrown all over the place, setting precedents for property rights, and access to minerals and mining? If you look at what’s happened in low earth ...

Scientists study levels of toxic mercury in Antarctic seals, whales

Hindustan Times 07 Feb 2024
Mojica is studying the impact of mercury, used in activities such as mining thousands of kilometers away, on Antarctica's large mammals ... George Island, the closest point in Antarctica to the Americas.

‘A truly disruptive idea’: should we keep gold in the ground?

The Observer 04 Feb 2024
Ecuador’s forest guardians mobilise against illegal mining in Amazon ... A 1998 treaty banned “any activity relating to mineral resources” in Antarctica, followed by Costa Rica’s 2010 ban on open-pit mining.

The first assessment of toxic heavy metal pollution in the Southern Hemisphere over the last ...

Phys Dot Org 11 Jan 2024
In a new study, ice cores from Antarctica show that lead and other toxic heavy metals linked to mining activities polluted the Southern Hemisphere as early as the 13th century.

When Indians left their footprint on Antarctica

Indian Express 10 Dec 2023
After the Second World War, as Antarctica witnessed an upsurge in scientific exploration, several nations asserted territorial claims on the continent, based on their discoveries and expeditions.

Top Panama court says contested mining contract 'unconstitutional'

News Graphic 28 Nov 2023
Panama's Supreme Court on Tuesday declared that a contract allowing a Canadian company to continue operating Central America's biggest copper mine was "unconstitutional." ... the Canadian mining firm.

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