More Top Stories

National
National

Protecting whistleblowers

6 September 2022

Local

Local surfer at spot x

5 September 2022

Rugby league
Local

Vaka Training Successful

30 August 2022

Economy
Environment
Pacific Islands
Rugby league
Environment
French Polynesia
Culture
Regional
Rugby league
Local
Pacific Islands

Pacific news in brief

12 August 2022

Court
National

Competitor at heart

11 August 2022

National

Final counting underway

10 August 2022

Local

The ride of their lives

8 August 2022

Sports
Culture
Opinion

The precautionary principle: Will seabed mining release carbon emissions?

Friday 27 September 2019 | Published in Environment

Share

The precautionary principle: Will seabed mining release carbon emissions?
Gerald McCormack, director of the Natural Heritage Trust. The Cook Islands' exclusive economic zone contains 10 billion tonnes of manganese nodules, according to a geological assessment. 14050616 / 19092526

The impact of carbon emissions from undersea mining hadn’t previously been assessed, writes Gerald McCormack, from the Natural Heritage Trust. He analyses the risk and advises a precautionary approach.

The impact of carbon emissions from undersea mining hadn’t previously been assessed, writes Gerald McCormack, from the Natural Heritage Trust. He analyses the risk and advises a precautionary approach.


To continue reading this article and to support our journalism

CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE NOW
for as little as $11 per month.

- Up to date and breaking news
- Includes access to Premium content
- Videos and online classifieds

Already a subscriber, click here

Our people. Our news. First.