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Disney puts the spotlight on Svalbard

The nature film unit of entertainment giant Disney is preparing a new documentary on how climate change is affecting the Norwegian-administered Arctic archipelago of...

Arctic oil prevails over ‘The People’

Norway's Supreme Court (Høyesterett) ruled in favour of the state on Tuesday in a long-running landmark case billed as pitting "The People vs Arctic Oil."...

Biden welcome, not his Arctic oil ban

The vast majority of Norway's top and mostly liberal politicians welcomed the news this week that Joe Biden finally has been officially elected as...

Parliament probes flow of oil reports

Just as the Center Party is reaching new heights in voter popularity, one of its former oil ministers has landed in more trouble with...

Fury surrounds new Arctic oil licenses

The Norwegian government and Oil Minister Tina Bru came under harsh criticism this week when they offered 136 new oil exploration licenses in more...

High court ponders future of Arctic oil

Opponents of offshore oil activity in Norway's Arctic areas received flowers to mark the end last week of their landmark case against the state...

High court hears Arctic oil appeal

A lengthy legal battle over whether Norway can continue to license oil operations in the Arctic reached the country's highest court on Wednesday. If...

Arctic oil losses report withheld

Norway's Oil & Energy Ministry knew as early as 2013, when it was under the political control of former Oil Minister Ola Borten Moe,...

Svalbard loses its only bank

News that Norway's SpareBank1 was closing half of its 31 branches in Northern Norway hit the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard especially hard this week....

Polar bear attacks man on Svalbard

UPDATED: Both a man from the Netherlands and a polar bear that attacked him during the night in a populated area of Svalbard were...

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