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Norway plans to open seabed for mining activities.

The Norwegian Government plans to permit commercial seabed mineral activities in parts of the continental shelf to reduce its dependence on the oil and gas industry. The area, covering 281,000km² between northern Norway and Spitzbergen, will be opened for mapping, exploration, and extraction of seabed minerals. Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy Terje Aasland believes seabed minerals can be a source of essential metals and that Norway is better positioned to manage these resources sustainably and responsibly.



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  • john linus Tom

    39 w

    This is too alarming,

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    • We Don't Have Time

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      • Sarah Chabane

        39 w

        Norway keep disappointing

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        • Hilda Wangui

          39 w

          Urgent action needed to stop the plan

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          • Andy Middleton

            39 w

            Those two words are always suspect. Sustainably and responsibly rarely live up to their promise. 

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            • CHRIS NGATIA

              39 w

              This is not good

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              • Esther Wanjiku

                39 w

                This is very unacceptable

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                • Princess

                  39 w

                  Deep-sea mining can have severe and long-lasting impacts on marine ecosystems, including disruption to fragile habitats and the potential release of harmful chemicals. Norway government ought to do something about this.

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                  • Elizabeth Gathigia

                    39 w

                    This is unacceptable!

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