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Norway is making headlines for becoming the first country in the world to practice deep-sea mining on a commercial level. It’s a highly controversial practice—and while the mining is meant to be in service of green technologies, many scientists are deeply worried. What’s at stake?

A New Area to Exploit

The potential damage of seabed strip-mining is irreversible. And it’s hard to know what we’re getting into, due to the mysterious nature of the deep sea. Razing the seafloor will likely disrupt its ecosystems permanently. The United Nations is still deciding how to move forward with granting rights in international waters, but we expect that this issue to get a lot more attention in the near future. Educate yourself on the wonders and terrors of the ocean with our Instaread on The Underworld. 

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