We need phosphate to grow food. But should we be digging it up from the sea floor?

Biologist Jeanneht Armendáriz Villegas of Baja’s Instituto Politécnico Nacional, who studies mines in protected areas, says there are a lot of unknowns about drilling underwater, but some things are understood.

Phosphorous deposits often come with dangerous contaminants like uranium and cadmium, Armendáriz says. Plumes generated from dredging can affect whole aquatic ecosystems.

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Sarah Palin Could Soon Be In Charge Of The Nation’s Natural Resources

Sarah Palin a possible choice for Donald Trump's cabinet

Now that Donald Trump is officially on his way to being the next president of the United States, he must decide how to fill his cabinet. According to reports, former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is a top contender for secretary of the interior. Trump mentioned he would like to appoint Palin to…

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