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Declining winter sea ice near Greenland spells cooler climate for Europe

OPINION: Loss of winter sea ice around Greenland and Iceland is affecting ocean circulation there, and could lead to a cooler climate for western Europe.

Northern nature under stress

High northern latitudes are increasingly exposed to the combination of extreme winter climate and deposition of long-distance dispersed nitrogen pollution. These combined pressures may over time drive changes in plant composition and carbon uptake.

Spring is arriving earlier

Around the globe, leaves are popping and fruit trees are blooming earlier than before. Norwegian records show that the temperature in mid-May is about one degree higher today than it was 40 years ago.

Climate scientists: Plant woodland when we're draining wetlands

Wetlands can best be exploited as woodland if we intend to drain them anyway.

Clay can be used for carbon capture

Ordinary clay can be as good as more advanced materials for capturing carbon dioxide.

What do you do when extreme weather destroys your home?

Researchers are studying how Norwegian communities are tackling climate change and extreme weather events.

Indifference can make the world greener

We want to believe that common sense steers our choices. The problem is that we are a little lax, even when it comes to important climate issues.

Satellite images reveal ocean acidification from space

Techniques that use satellites to monitor ocean acidification are set to revolutionize the way that marine biologists and climate scientists study the ocean.

Fishing vessel transformed into a wave power plant

Is it possible for a redundant fishing vessel to be used as a power plant? Absolutely. The first vessel of its kind is now anchored offshore in Norway, with the aim of generating electricity from the natural forces of the sea.

Students rebuild an orphanage after Typhoon Yolanda

Four Norwegian architecture students spent their autumn semester working on rebuilding Streetlight, an orphanage in the Philippines that was destroyed by a typhoon before Christmas last year.