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OPINION: The Christmas tree's carbon footprint

Trees store carbon dioxide. How bad is it really to chop down a spruce tree and put it in the living room for Christmas?

Arctic bacteria converts mercury

Bacteria in the Arctic converts harmful mercury to less harmful, airborne mercury. This helps protect polar bears and seals from poisonous human emissions.

Exotic travellers are planet warmers

Nature and experienced-based tours to distant countries take us happily out of our daily routines, but they are also far from good for the environment. The tourist industry should really care about how people reach their destinations – not just how many bath towels they are using.

Drones discover serious threats to Greenland's ice cap

Danish drones have collected breathtaking video footage of Greenland but the shots documents a deeply concerning development on the ice cap.

American forest fires are melting the ice on Greenland

Forest fires are covering the ice sheets with black particles that make the ice melt faster.

Study reveals: soap is not harmful to the environment

New study shows that soap compounds break down long before they can pose an environmental threat.

Few global warming doubters among Norwegian farmers

But few do anything to address the problem.

Denmark aims to be rid of fossil fuels by 2050

The Earth's fossil fuels are running out and the planet is heavily burdened by CO2 emission. The Danish government has addressed this by setting an ambitious goal to end dependency on fossil fuels.

Rising temperatures could destroy Greenland's archaeological treasures

Climate changes on Greenland are currently threatening areas of archaeological importance that have not yet been excavated.

Detailed wave warnings on Norwegian coast

The dramatic wreck of the high-speed catamaran ferry “Sleipner” in 1999 prompted allocations of funds for research on ocean waves along the Norwegian coast. Better wave warnings are available as of this summer.

Swedish farmers have doubts about climatologists

Farmers rely more on their own experiences with changing weather than on climatologists who have no agricultural experience, according to Swedish research.

Geoengineers can only give us a breather

Cloud brightening and other mega-scale projects to reduce the amount of solar radiation reaching our planet are risky, scientists say.

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