Seafloor Mining Plan Advances, Worrying Critics

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Science  02 May 2014:
Vol. 344, Issue 6183, pp. 463
DOI: 10.1126/science.344.6183.463

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Leaping over a final hurdle, last week Canada-based Nautilus Minerals announced a resolution to its years of negotiation with the government of Papua New Guinea over plans to mine a copper- and gold-rich hydrothermal vent site in the country's waters. But scientists and environmental advocates alike worry that there is still too little information about how such mines will affect ocean ecosystems.