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Wild boars generate worries in Norway

A thousand years after they disappeared from Norwegian forests, wild boars now pose a threat to other wildlife and could potentially spread to much of the country.

Winter rains threaten reindeer and voles

A small rodent, the vole, shares an icy issue with reindeer in Svalbard. A warmer Arctic climate could bring more winter rains and tougher conditions for the two species.

Norway’s oldest elk

A family in Norway has had the antlers of Norway’s oldest elk hanging on the wall of their home for over a century.

Norwegian elite support immigration

The social elite in Norway are more supportive of immigration than the rest of the country’s population. The elite are also very supportive of the welfare state, but not everyone with lots of money is thrilled with the redistribution of wealth.