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Finnmark mining protests underway

Government ministers arriving for the weekly Council of State at the Royal Palace on Friday were met by noisy and angry demonstrators, protesting their...

Sparks fly over Finnmark mining

While local elected officials were celebrating with cake, protests poured in over the Conservative state government's decision on Thursday to finally allow mining operations...

Mining company allowed to dump in local fjord

Despite protests from the Sami Parliament and several environmental organizations, Norway's government ministry in charge of climate and environmental issues has allowed a mining...

Mining company declares bankruptcy

As many as 400 people lost their jobs in Norway's northernmost county of Finnmark on Wednesday, after Sydvaranger Gruve AS announced that it was filing...

Mine on verge of bankruptcy

The Sydvaranger mining company in Kirkenes is teetering on the verge of bankruptcy, its lawyer claims, after a key supplier stopped delivering important reserve parts...

Opposition grows to fjord dumping

More than 200 young environmental activists and some top politicians gathered along the scenic Førde Fjord in the mountains of western Norway earlier this week,...

‘Sad day for Svalbard’ as mine lays off workers

Around 100 workers at the Store Norske mine on Norway's Arctic archipelago of Svalbard are being laid off, as a result of low coal...

UN: Close coal mines on Svalbard

The United Nations' Executive Secretary on climate change, Christiana Figueres, said Norway should close down its coal mines on the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard....

Controversial mine gets green light

Mining company Nussir received government approval on Thursday for its controversial copper mine at Kvalsund in Finnmark. Plans to harvest rich mineral veins then...

Seabed may yield more than oil

A new study has revealed massive gold, silver, copper, zinc, cobalt and lead deposits in the seafloor within Norway's economic zone. Researchers from the...

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