Mining the Deep Sea

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Mining minerals found 15,000 feet below sea level could help secure a low-carbon future, but at what cost? Researchers including Thomas Peacock, professor of mechanical engineering at MIT, are racing to understand the environmental impact of deep-sea mining. CORRECTION: Clarion-Clipperton Zone footage courtesy of "The DeepCCZ Project."

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