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The Baltic Sea needs an intervention

According to scientists, farming is now the biggest source of pollution in the Baltic Sea.

Sewage detectives scour wastewater for drugs

Every year in a coordinated, European-wide effort, scientists hunt for traces of drugs in wastewater from nearly 60 cities, including Oslo. But what can they learn from their findings?

Beautiful buildings are more sustainable

It is not all about energy efficiency. Preserving beautiful old buildings that are functional and use high quality materials is a form of sustainability, say researchers.

Is all soil more acidic than we thought?

Our research suggests that it is and that we’ve been measuring soil acidity wrong for years. This could have big implications for our understanding of many fundamental biological processes.

Scientists combat a tricky soil

High plasticity clay has challenged Danish engineers for decades, yet we still know very little about the clay, which can cause severe damage to buildings. A new research project aims to change that.

Statistics yield better results from climate models

Nordic researchers are creating more realistic forecasts of Earth’s future climate by collaborating with statisticians. Now they’re encouraging other climate researchers to do the same.

Northern European peatland birds down more than one third since 1981

But urgent conservation actions could reverse this trend.

How hurricanes such as Irma and Maria can devastate the Caribbean marine environment

Ineffective marine protection rules leave the environment unable to recover when disaster strikes.

Cheaper, more efficient biofuel production from trees

Filling your gas tank with biofuels made from soybeans or corn is controversial. But researchers at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences have developed an approach that could result in a cheaper, more effective way to fuel your car.

How knowledge can reduce ocean waste

OPINION: By analysing heaps of trash found at Svalbard's coasts, we can potentially reduce the amount of plastic polluting the ocean, writes researcher.

Hear a whale calf speak to its mother

Scientists have recorded conversations between mother humpback whales and their calves for the first time. The recording shows how young whales “whisper” to their mothers so that potential predators cannot hear them.

Four big changes in the Arctic and what to do about them

“The Arctic is heading for a train wreck” and the window to confront the worst of these changes is narrowing, say scientists behind a recent report. Here is what we can do.