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Dream houses without emissions

Can buildings that emit no carbon dioxide over the course of their lifespan make up more than a just handful of projects and icons in Norway’s housing future?

Proof: Our climate has become more extreme

The climate has not only become warmer – it has also become more extreme, new research shows.

Danish pollen reveals new interglacial period

New analysis of rare Danish soil layers reveals a hitherto unknown temperate period during the Ice Age.

Climate change eats up Arctic insect life

Scientists have found the first clear link between insect populations and rising temperatures in the Arctic.

Surprisingly few major Ice Ages in southwest Greenland

The waters off southwest Greenland have escaped extremely large and thick ice sheets during most of the Ice Ages, new research reveals.

Greenland meltdown could slow down

The dramatic rate of melting and ice discharge from Greenland's glaciers could decelerate, but researchers aren’t calling it good news.

Arctic waters growing alarmingly acidic

In the past 200 years the average acidity of surface waters in the world’s oceans has risen by 30 percent. This is prime evidence of humans really changing the entire planet.

Oceans drive climate change

Researchers say that changes in the climate can be traced in the ocean hundreds of years before there is any trace of it in the atmosphere.

Living the green dream -- a zero emissions city district

The researchers behind a climate neutral housing district in Trondheim often hear their plan blasted as utopian. And it is. But that doesn’t make it impossible or unrealistic.

Sweeteners flow out into nature

Sweeteners from diet sodas are discharged into the wastewater from sewage treatment plants, and there are no limits to how much they can discharge. Researcher believes these substances might affect animal behaviour.

New centre to unravel mystery of solar energy storage

A new research centre has been given five years to develop new techniques for storing solar energy.

Geophysicist: A Katrina hurricane will strike every two years

Increases in Earth’s average temperature will result in far more hurricanes in the future, new study reveals.

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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.