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Støre won’t rule out wind turbines on Svalbard

Demonstrations in Oslo over wind power turbines in Trøndelag haven't prevented Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre from considering more such turbines on Norway's Arctic...

Svalbard tourism faces restrictions as temperatures keep rising

Norway's Arctic archipelago of Svalbard is in the midst of recording its mildest January in 90 years. Climate researchers think temperatures will keep on...

Norway’s ‘climate bomb’ contained

It's being called the beginning of the end of the oil age in Norway: State oil and energy company Equinor's decision to put development...

Svalbard Tourism Council excludes Russian member

Claiming it was "no longer possible to remain passive about the warfare in Ukraine," the Svalbard Tourism Council voted this week to cut ties with...

Svalbard’s foreign residents lose their voting rights

Foreign citizens living and working in Svalbard who have no legal residence permission in mainland Norway have suddenly lost their rights to vote in...

Expedition ship grounds off Svalbard

A small expedition cruiseship with 20 people on board grounded in the Fuglefjord in Svalbard's northwestern region Tuesday morning. Authorities reported that a fuel...

Corona restrictions remain for Svalbard

Even though the Norwegian government lifted most of its Corona-related restrictions on Saturday, some will still apply for Svalbard. That's because the Arctic archipelago controlled...

Police suspect sabotage off Svalbard

A police investigation of damage to an undersea cable that helps provide Internet- and other communications services to Svalbard has spurred suspicions of sabotage....

Experts want to move the ice edge

As Norway continues to allow more oil drilling in the Arctic to find new sources of both oil and gas, researchers want to expand...

New oil exploration licenses spark fury

The Norwegian government's decision on Wednesday to issue new oil and gas exploration licenses in Norway's offshore Arctic areas was being roundly condemned by...

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