Civil Beat: UH mineral expedition may uncover wealthUPDATED 8:36 AM HST Dec 18, 2013Video Transcript
billions of dollars. And more accolades for the late Senator Inouye. Those are just some of the stories in this morning's edition of Civil Beat. Joining us over skype is CIVIL- BEAT-DOT-COM reporter, Chad Blair. It's a gold rush --somewhat -- 5- thousand meters under the sea. I don't think many people know about the riches below. 1. The University of Hawaii is exploring whether it will be able to tap into billions of dollars worth of coveted minerals that are believed to sit 5,000 meters beneath the sea in an area that runs from about 500 miles southeast of Hawaii toward Mexico. Hawaii is well situated to take advantage of the undersea bounty. International teams of mineral prospectors are making Honolulu Harbor a departure point for their expeditions into the area. 2. The U.S. Senate yesterday voted unanimously to re-designate the Asia-Pacific Center For Security Studies in Waikiki as the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in recognition of his instrumental support for the center. The center is a U.S. Department of Defense institute. It addresses regional and global security issues Neil Abercrombie asked for donations of $750 to $1,000 last night at the Plaza Club. It was, remarkably, his 10th campaign fundraiser of the year and his sixth in the past 60 days. FILE - 11/3/2010 File: 7/9/2013 You can find the complete story we just discussed You can find the complete story we just discussed on CIVIL-BEAT-DOT-COM.