Researchers track the retreat of Arctic ice

Aug 8, 2015

Researchers track the retreat of Arctic ice

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Not so long ago, skeleton staff overwintering at the Ny-Alesund research center could walk on the Arctic town’s frozen bay and race their snow mobiles across its surface. Now there is liquid water even in the coldest months, the glaciers are retreating at a ...

Youth camp resumes on isle 4 years after Norway massacre

Aug 7, 2015

Youth camp resumes on isle 4 years after Norway massacre

Hundreds of teenagers arrived Friday at a summer camp on Utoya for the first time since a right-wing extremist killed 69 people in a murderous rampage on the Norwegian island four years ago. William Reinemo said he was excited and looking forward to meeting ...

Germany beats Thailand to reach knockout round

Jun 16, 2015

Germany beats Thailand to reach knockout round

Tournament favorite Germany beat Thailand 4-0 to advance to the knockout round of the Women’s World Cup on Monday. Germany finished first in Group B ahead of Norway, which will also move on after beating Cote d’Ivoire 3-1. Germany and Norway each have seven ...

Top-ranked Germany held by Norway

Jun 12, 2015

Top-ranked Germany held by Norway

Norway’s Maren Mjelde scored on a free kick in the second half to secure a fortunate 1-1 draw against Germany in Thursday’s clash of former champions at the Women’s World Cup. In other results, China scored the sole goal in stoppage time to beat ...

May 25, 2015

About 100 U.S., European jets join Arctic exercise near Russia

About 100 fighter jets from the United States and eight European nations began an Arctic training exercise in the Nordic nations on Monday, a region worried by increased Russian military activity. The exercise, based in the north of Norway, Sweden and Finland with 4,000 ...

Mar 12, 2015

Norway whale meat dumped in Japan after pesticide finding

Whale meat imported into Japan from Norway has been dumped after tests found it contained up to twice the permitted level of harmful pesticide, the government said Wednesday. The announcement came after Western environmentalists first exposed the issue, in the latest salvo of a ...

Dec 19, 2014

Rosneft may delay Arctic wells on sanctions as it turns to Asia

OAO Rosneft may delay Arctic exploration wells as Russia’s biggest oil company seeks alternatives to technology it has lost access to because of sanctions imposed on the country by the U.S. and Europe over the Ukraine conflict. “We have to adapt and find alternative ...

Norway scraps controversial seal-hunting subsidy

Dec 13, 2014

Norway scraps controversial seal-hunting subsidy

Norway’s much-maligned commercial seal hunt could grind to a halt following parliament’s decision to scrap a hefty subsidy for the controversial practice. A majority of lawmakers voted late Thursday to cull a 12 million kroner ($1.6 million) subsidy for the seal hunt from the ...