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Science X recognized on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver for deep-sea mining coverage

June 14th, 2024
Science X recognized on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver for deep-sea mining coverage
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Science X is proud to announce that our affiliated website, Phys.org, was mentioned on the June 9, 2024, episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. The show discussed the significant and controversial topic of deep-sea mining and its environmental repercussions.

The segment highlighted the potential environmental risks associated with extracting minerals from the ocean floor, including harm to deep-sea creatures and disruption of the ocean floor ecosystem. It also underscored the insufficient regulations by the International Seabed Authority to mitigate these risks.

A 2018 article from Phys.org, titled "Deep sea mining zone hosts carbon dioxide-consuming bacteria, scientists discover," was highlighted during the segment, underscoring the critical role of deep-sea bacteria in mitigating carbon dioxide levels.

As always, Science X remains dedicated to delivering precise and valuable science news across our platforms. We are delighted to contribute to this vital environmental discourse. For an in-depth look at the episode, visit https://youtu.be/pkVQzk9qGHM?t=1112.

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