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Arctic fox feed at night to avoid snowmobile traffic

The Arctic fox is at the top of the food chain in Svalbard, but humans on snowmobiles are disturbing its mealtimes.

Scientists rediscover extinct sea snakes

A team of scientists from Australia and Denmark have rediscovered two species of sea snakes that were though to have been extinct since 2001.

Birds on the Galápagos Islands have developed new eating habits

New study on the eating habits of birds on the Galápagos Islands have surprised scientists.

Birds on the Galápagos Islands have developed new eating habits

New study on the eating habits of birds on the Galápagos Islands have surprised scientists.

1.4 billion years old forces are causing climate change today

Scientists have found evidence that the same natural forces that are causing climate changes today made the climate turbulent 1.4 billion years ago.

New fungus species discovered in Scandinavia

Scientists have discovered a fungus so tiny that it can only be seen through a magnifying glass -- but if you take the trouble to do so, an extremely beautiful organism appears.

Arctic sea ice helps remove CO2 from the atmosphere

A new study shows that calcium carbonate in the ice absorbs CO2 from the atmosphere.

Only half of the land needed to secure wildlife biodiversity is protected: study

Thirty-four per cent of all land need to be protected if we are to maintain the Earth's biodiversity.

Chemical pollution is causing polar bear penises to break

Polar bears' penis bones are eroded by chemical pollution. So much that it might break during intercourse, scientists warn.

Can Oslo grow both fast and green?

Oslo’s metropolitan area is the fastest growing region in Europe. Can urban planning keep up – and create livable, nearly car-free communities?

Twelve things that can protect you from polluted urban air

Ten times as many people die of urban air pollution as in traffic accidents in Norway. Here are some effective tips for protecting yourself from bad city air.

Global warming may benefit some farmers

Danish scientists predict that while global warming will lead to drought and flooding across the world, Danish agriculture may well benefit.

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