In science class, we read an article. I read “Deep-Sea Mud Of Pacific Ocean Abundant In Rare Metals” article about mining rare-earth metals from deep-sea. I learned a lot in this article.
This article is saying, there are lots of rare metals like lanthanum, neodymium, and the metal yttrium in the sea. People need those metals because often we use those elements when we made iPads and Kindles but we should stop mining them because if you keep doing, it will require deep earth mining, it is not good for the ocean.
this is connected to science because it’s about mining rare metals, so they get some sampled, and they give sampled to scientists, they look at the sampled and they describe about that metals. Also they think about how it affects to the world.
This article talks about mining rare metals, it affects the world environmentally and economically because you need to be ready for mining and it take a long time to go get there, so you need to spend money, also it was not good to ocean and nature.
this is good for people because they can get metals easily (because now they know how to find), but it was not good for the planet because when mining people mining it means destroying thing, so it destroying the ocean. I think it is not good because we destroying natural, it was not easy to get back and planet lost their places.
Chan, Juliana. “Deep-Sea Mud Of Pacific Ocean Abundant In Rare Metals.”Asian Scientist Magazine Science Technology and Medicine News Updates From Asia RSS. N.p., 4 July 2011. Web. 21 Sept. 2014. <http://www.asianscientist.com/in-the-lab/deap-sea-mud-pacific-ocean-abundant-rare-metals/>.