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    Norway has saved $1.35 trillion from the export of oil and gas.

    While advocating green credentials at home, it is the world’s seventh-biggest exporter of emissions, and as oil and gas revenues dry up, it is preparing to mine the seabed for metals.

    We talk to Peter Haugan, professor at the University of Bergen, about the possible environmental impact.

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