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Trees survived the Ice Age in Scandinavia

The genetic structure of ancient trees suggests that we may have to rethink how life reacts to climate change.

Detecting oil spills with satellite

How to discern between a slick of oil pollution and harmless layer of microorganisms from an algal bloom? Bombard it with a radar from a satellite!

The North Pole is on thin ice

While the world’s political leaders have left the negotiating table again without an agreement to reduce greenhouse gases, the Arctic has greater problems than ever – 75 percent of the sea ice has disappeared.

Marine reptiles closer to extinction

The number of marine reptiles has fallen sharply in recent years and most species are now threatened with extinction. Man is the culprit, frightening the reptiles and destroying their breeding grounds, say researchers.

For Greenlanders, jobs matter more than climate change

Greenlanders see global warming as an opportunity to develop a sustainable industrial sector and create jobs.

Effects of climate change on the spruce bark beetle

OPINION: More storms and drought periods may result in more frequent outbreaks of bark beetles. Warmer summers with more beetles can double attacks on the forests.

Natural disasters ease conflicts

Droughts and floods don’t lead to conflicts and they can even increase community spirit and lessen the chances of war, according to climate expert.

Bright spots in the environmental gloom

The climate crisis can seem insolvable, but since the 1970s we have actually solved some of our major environmental challenges.

Environmental brutes of the past

Have humans ever lived in harmony with nature? Or are we inherently environmental brutes who mindlessly cut down huge forests – and discharge environmental toxins into the soil, the waters and the atmosphere?

Protecting Greenland’s animals from oil spills

Researchers have prepared a new online atlas that shows the areas in Greenland that are most vulnerable to oil spills. The atlas will protect the island’s animals.

Water drops reveal all life in a lake

A new DNA detection method can very effectively tell us which animals live in a lake. See some of these interesting animals in our picture gallery.

Pictures from Amundsen’s South Pole adventures

Fascinating photos reveal the harsh but beautiful surroundings of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen’s 100-year-old expedition to the South Pole.

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