Norway is set to become the first country in the world to allow commercial deep-sea mining after overcoming opposition from green campaigners.
The Nordic nation’s parliament is expected to approve opening up 108,000 square miles of its national waters, an area bigger than the size of the UK, to lithium and cobalt licences in a vote on Tuesday.
Lithium? From those seabed nodules? Sounds a little odd. Copper, cobalt, manganese, nickel, sure. But lithium? Think someone’s misread the press release there. Or the Weegies are even more odd than I thought.