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Pollution

Thin Arctic foxes suffer more from industrial pollutants

The Arctic may be a long way from the industrial world, but harmful chemical substances find their way northward and concentrate in animals there.

Chemical pollution is causing brain damage in polar bears

Toxic chemicals end up in the Arctic where they cause brain damage in polar bears. They could even affect humans, scientists warn.

Arctic sea ice helps remove CO2 from the atmosphere

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

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.

Air pollution and noise could be causing diabetes in pregnant women

New research project investigates if women living in noisy and polluted areas face a greater risk of developing pregnancy-related diabetes.

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.

Four-day forecasts of air pollution

People with cardiovascular and pulmonary disorders often need to stay indoors when air pollution levels get too severe. Meteorologists are working on providing four-day forecasts for air pollutants.

Nuke bomb fallout in Norway sourced

Thousands of nuclear weapons tests have been conducted around the world since 1945. A Norwegian researcher has recently investigated where fallout in Norway came from.

Making greener ship propellers

A Norwegian invention is reducing the energy that foundries need to manufacture ship propeller blades.

Creating eco-engines for sustainable shipping

The world’s 15 largest vessels pollute more than all the planet’s cars combined. Researchers are now at work to create engines driven by renewable energy.