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Oslo third 'greenest' in Europe

Norway's capital ranks third on this year's European Green City Index, which measures and rates the environmental performance of 30 major cities in 30...

Environmental minister fears dealmaking between US and China

Erik Solheim, Norway's government minister for both environmental issues and foreign aid, has traveled to the UN climate talks in Copenhagen with high hopes...

Norwegian salmon under threat

Local media has been full of coverage lately of trouble in Norway's important salmon industry. Conservationists fear wild salmon is threatened by parasites stemming...

Biodiesel tax clears Parliament

Norway's Labour Party hammered through the controversial repeal of a tax exemption on biodiesel during the night. Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg's victory, however, is...

Biodiesel tax hurts Labour's image

The credibility of Norway's Labour Party on environmental issues suffered another blow this week, when it continued to promote a new tax on biodiesel...

Biodiesel tax 'a shame for Norway'

A Labour Party-led government proposal to levy a new tax on biodiesel fuel has set off howls of protest from both environmentalists and commercial...

Industry gears up Lofoten campaign

Even though Norway's government has turned down proposals for new oil drilling off scenic Lofoten and Vesterålen during its new four-year term, the oil...

Norwegians not so green after all

A new study suggests that the vast majority of Norwegians are putting responsibility for emissions cuts on everyone but themselves. At the very least,...

Svalbard coal mine sparks conflicts

Environmental activists ended their protests over a controversial coal mine on the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, but not because of any support from the...

Voters 'forgot' the environment

Many politicians thought that environmental issues would play a major role in the recent parliamentary election in Norway, but it appears voters forgot their...

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