Norway’s seabed.

A good explainer from Reuters on why Norway wants to become the first country to start commercial deep sea mining and what minerals it wants to extract.

Two things stick out: Norway wants to develop a new industry, as oil and gas is on its way out long term; and neighboring countries (not to mention its own environment agency) don't like the idea.

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Anca Gurzu

Chief Europe Correspondent