Source: Chinadialogue Ocean
Author: Marcy Trent Long, Sam Colombie
Episode one of Mining the Deep, a new podcast series by Sustainable Asia, explains what the drive to exploit the deep seabed will mean for this vulnerable environment.
The concept of mining the deep seabed has been around for decades. What was once a far-fetched idea is now close to reality. This is in part due to growth in the renewable energy sector, which has boosted demand for elements such as copper, cobalt and manganese, used to make wind turbines, batteries and other green technologies.
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