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US President Donald Trump today receives Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg in the White House. We have spoken with experts who suggest she should talk about Norway and the US’ shared interest in development of the High North. (Photo: Michael Vadon)

Solberg meets Trump: Arctic on the Agenda

10/01/2018 kl 13:35 1 kommentar

Norwegian PM Erna Solberg meets US President Donald Trump after one of the coldest weeks ever in Washington D.C. If climate becomes an issue, it may be rather cool before the Oval Office fireplace too.



Katrín Jakobsdóttír has been the Prime Minister of Iceland for just under three weeks; however, she has years of experience from politics. The picture shows her at session of the Nordic Council in Copenhagen. (Photo: Magnus Fröderberg/Norden.org)

Iceland’s Ambitious Climate Goal: Wants to Exceed Paris Agreement

19/12/2017 kl 14:40 0 kommentarer

When Iceland’s new Prime Minister, Katrín Jakobsdottír, met with France’s President Emmanuel Macron in France last week, she announced that the politicians on Iceland have set clear and ambitious climate goals.



Statistics Norway researcher Mads Greaker was picked as a witnes in the climate case because he has a long history of conducting research on the climate. He argues that there is a series of errors and misleading presentations in the Barens Sea Oil Exploration Impact Assessment (Photo: Press/Statistics Norway)

– Misleading Basis for Oil Exploration in the Barents Sea

21/11/2017 kl 14:22 0 kommentarer

Climate researcher Mads Greaker was one of the first witnesses in the climate lawsuit against the Norwegian state. He has found several errors and flaws in the Impact Assessment that was conducted during the Stoltenberg II government.



The RV Polarstern (Polarstar) icebreaker in Arctic Ocean during summer 2017
(Source: Alfred Wegener Institute)

Arctic Sea Ice Recovers Slightly as it Reaches Annual Minimum

20/09/2017 kl 09:00 0 kommentarer

Arctic sea ice extent reached an annual minimum of 4.64 million square kilometers on September 13th  according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colorado. This represents the eighth lowest extent in the 38-year satellite observation era and a slight increase over 2016 which recorded a low of 4.14 million km2.



As global warming increases air temperatures and changes rainfall patterns, for wildfires are increasing in both size and intensity,
 like illustrated from a fire in Alaska. (Credit: US Forest Service)

Fighting Fires Back with Knowledge in the Arctic  

23/08/2017 kl 11:04 0 kommentarer

As global warming increases air temperatures and changes rainfall patterns, for wildfires are increasing in both size and intensity – but a group of researchers in the Arctic are fighting fire with knowledge.



As temperatures warm, moose in Alaska are moving north into the tundra. (Credit: Paxson Woelber)

Walruses and Moose Head North with Warming Arctic

22/08/2017 kl 08:42 0 kommentarer

The polar bear might be the first wildlife image that comes to mind when you think of Arctic climate change. But recent events and new research show that the moose and Pacific Walrus may be better harbingers to the dramatic ecosystem impacts of a warming world. 



Shishmaref, Alaska (flickr/Bering Land Bridge National Preserve)

Female flight from Alaskan villages leads to social problems

30/05/2017 kl 11:07 0 kommentarer

Arctic Alaska’s disproportional outmigration of women can lead to numerous social issues. “However, the birth rate is high enough to outweigh the net effects of migration. As a result, many of these places are still growing, even those most threatened by climate change”, Lawrence Hamilton of the University of New Hampshire explains.



Tiny pieces of plastic such as these are making their way into Arctic waters. Lab studies have found that microplastics harm fish reproduction and growth, and can release other persistent contaminants into ecosystems as they break down. (Photo: Flickr/Oregon State University)

Scientists Flag the Arctic’s New Chemical Threats

09/05/2017 kl 08:00 0 kommentarer

Efforts to curb the flow of chemicals such as PCBs into Arctic waters have proven largely successful, but there’s a new wave of nasty substances to watch, warns the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program.



A frozen Bering Sea. (Photo: Crissi)

After 46 Years in Operation, an Uncertain Future for Alaska Sea Grant

31/03/2017 kl 09:22 1 kommentar

Earlier this week, President Donald Trump signed a sweeping Executive Order at the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce the federal government’s role in setting and enforcing national climate change regulations. But this Executive Order is only the latest in a long line of incursions on climate change programming, science production, and federal funding.



Hammerfest LNG plant at Melkøya, Arctic Norway. (Photo: Harald Pettersen/Statoil)

Arctic gas production to increase due to climate policies

29/03/2017 kl 07:00 0 kommentarer

Accumulated Arctic gas production will increase with 12 per cent in the period of 2015-2050 as a result of the implementation of the Paris agreement, according to a new report by Statistics Norway (SSB).



 
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