Can deep-sea mining help the environment? | The Economist

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Mining companies and governments will soon be allowed to extract minerals from the deep-ocean floor. These rare metals are vital for a more environmentally sustainable future on land, but at what cost to the health of the ocean?

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Natural disasters are quickening an already steep global loss of species: https://econ.st/2GTaBMJ

Read 1843’s article about exploring the ocean floor: https://econ.st/3lImrIc

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