January 11

Norway Votes for Deep-Sea Mining Despite Environmental Concerns

Norway has taken a step closer to becoming the first country in the world to open up its seabed for commercial deep-sea mining after giving it the go-ahead in a highly contentious parliamentary vote on Tuesday.

The decision comes despite warnings from scientists that it could have a devastating impact on marine life, and opposition from the EU and the UK, which have called for a temporary ban on deep-sea mining because of environmental concerns.

Photo courtesy of Ben Phillips.

Source: The Guardian (link opens in a new window)

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