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Bearing witness to Svalbard’s fragile splendor
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Bearing witness to Svalbard’s fragile splendor

To visitors, the Norwegian archipelago can seem both ethereal and eternal. But climate change all but guarantees an eventual collapse of its vulnerable ecosystem.
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Norway’s Supreme Court makes way for more Arctic drilling

The top court ruled against environmental groups Tuesday, saying the right to a clean environment did not bar the government from drilling for offshore oil.
climate data rescued by Norwegian Coast Guard
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Important climate data rescued by Norwegian Coast Guard north of Alaska

Lifting the instruments out of the ice-covered waters was a demanding job, but the scientists now have a year of collected data important for understanding the Arctic Ocean climate changes.
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Norway’s supreme court hears rights challenge to Arctic oil drilling
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Norway’s supreme court hears rights challenge to Arctic oil drilling

Environmental groups argue that exploratory drilling licenses violate a constitutional right to a healthy environment. It’s a test case taking on an industry that is key to the country’s economy.
Economic benefits unlikely from new Barents oil
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Economic benefits from new Barents oil could be negative, says government agency

New oil and gas projects in the Barents Sea might not bring positive economic gain, a report from the Norwegian Environmental Agency warns.

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Climate change is about to divide Norway’s largest Arctic island into two
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Climate change is about to divide Norway’s largest Arctic island into two

The front of Hornsundbreen is retreating every year and will eventually open a new strait between the Barents- and Greenland Seas through the island of Spitsbergen.
Reactors at floating power plant tested to 100% capacity
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Reactors at floating power plant tested to 100% capacity

"Akademik Lomonosov" will be towed from Murmansk to Russia's Arctic port of Pevek this summer and connected to the grid in December.

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