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Leash patrols aim to protect wildlife

Heavy snow in the hills and forests of Southern Norway has made life even more challenging for deer, moose and other wildlife this winter....

Oslo area wins new national park

After more than 11 years of political quarreling and opposition from sheep ranchers who fear wolves, state officials have finally set up a new...

Oslo’s new beach opens below Munch

The Norwegian capital's newest waterfront attraction was formally opening to the public on Friday, just in time for the summer holiday season. Oslo's version...

Old firing range returned to the wild

A huge portion of Norway's scenic and iconic Dovre Mountain plateau has been returned to its natural state, more than 20 years after the...

DNT reports another record summer

Norway's popular national hiking association DNT (Den Norske Turistforening) could report another "super summer" this year. Record numbers of hikers and nature lovers stayed...

Norwegians value intact nature most

Wilderness, the silence of the great outdoors, and the sound of rushing water ranked highest in a recent overview of which nature experiences Norwegians...

Conflicts blow over windmill projects

The Norwegian government went to the dramatic extent on Monday of halting, at least temporarily, construction of a highly contested wind energy project on...

Activists ready to joust at windmills

Local environmental groups and outdoor enthusiasts are reeling after the state energy directorate NVE presented new and widespread plans for more windmill developments. Three...

The autumn leaves, of red and gold

SEE THE VIDEO: They've been drifting past windows, or even framing them. It's that time of year in Norway, when the nights are cold,...

Nature lovers meet some opposition

At the height of the annual fall hiking and hunting season, doubts are suddenly emerging about Norwegians' alleged attachment to the great outdoors. A...

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