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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.

Historically large glacier losses in 2000s

The sharp reduction of a Greenlandic glacier in the 2000s was historically large and was caused by short-term climate changes, new research reveals. It also shows the first definite link between climate change and glacial melting.

Enter the eco-cow

Preparations have started on the breeding of a more climate-friendly cow which calves less frequently and produces milk over a longer period.

Geology behind mass extermination

New study challenges the established view that a sudden climate change caused a sharp reduction in the number of animal species.

Factoring sheep into climate calculations?

Tree rings in many regions could be more affected by hungry herbivores than by temperatures. This should be taken into account in calculations of historic climate.

Origins of animal life remain a mystery

For 520 million years, a goldmine of fossils has remained untouched beneath northern Greenland, hiding secrets about the development of animal life on our planet. A new expedition to the area may reveal these secrets.

Winds extend the life of the Arctic icecap

The wind plays a much more important role in climate change than previously thought, say Danish researchers, who have mapped the summer ice in the Arctic Ocean going back thousands of years

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