PIPAP Weekly: news and related items for this week - March 15 2019

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Please find below a summary of news and related items for this week, under the following categories:

Country-Specific news

Mixed News

Tools and Research

Country-Specific news

Papua New Guinea - Call For PNG Seabed Mining Licences To Be Cancelled

Groups Opposed To Sea Bed Mining In Papua New Guinea Want The Government To Cancel Licences…

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Solomon Islands - Israel Offers Help With Solomon Islands Oil Spill

Israel Is Offering To Send Five Experts To The Rennell Islands In Solomon Islands Who Are Trained To…

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Cook Islands - Wigmore At Food Biodiversity Talks

Ministry Of Agriculture’s Director For Crop Research William Wigmore Launched The State Of The World’s Biodiversity For Food…

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Mixed News

Can A ‘Mining Code’ Make Deep Seabed Extraction Sustainable?

Deep Seabed Mining Has The Potential To Provide Us With Long-Term Socio-Economic Benefits. The Question Is…

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A Troubling Discovery In The Deepest Ocean Trenches

In The Mariana Trench, The Lowest Point In Any Ocean, Every Tiny Animal Tested Had Plastic…

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Tools and Research

Protection For High Seas Is Crucial To Safeguarding Vulnerable Coastal Communities—New Research

Key Areas Of The Indian Ocean, Bay Of Bengal And The Pacific Should Be Designated Protected Areas In Order…

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Potential Effects Of Deep Seabed Mining On Pelagic And Benthopelagic Biota

Environmental Concerns Were Raised From The Very Onset Of Discussions Concerning The Extraction Of Metalliferous Ores From The Deep Sea…

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Existing Environmental Management Approaches Relevant To Deep-Sea Mining

The DSM Industry And Its Regulators Have The Potential To Select And Optimize Recognised And Documented Effective Practices…

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How (And Why) To Stay Optimistic When It Feels Like The Environment Is Falling Apart

Humans Love Optimism. It’s A No-Brainer – Optimism Makes Us Feel Good And Wanting More…

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Vai