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Biden's climate bill impacts global green energy race

Biden's climate bill impacts global green energy race

A small Norwegian town's struggle to become a green energy hub highlights the broader impact of the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act on the global race for clean energy, reshaping the competitive landscape as industries pivot toward American subsidies.

Jeanna Smialek and Ana Swanson report for The New York Times.

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Norway boosts oil production, defying environmental concerns

In a move that contradicts its environmental image, Norway has significantly increased oil drilling licenses, indicating a surge in hydrocarbon extraction.

Atle Staalesen reports for the Barents Observer.

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Norway expands oil drilling, boosts production

The petrostate awards another 62 drilling licenses to the oil and gas industry and approaches a 15-year high in hydrocarbon extraction.

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‘Really a sad day’ as Norway votes to allow deep-sea mining in Arctic waters

Norway’s parliament has officially voted to allow deep-sea mining to go forward in the Norwegian Sea, despite warnings from scientists and conservationists that it could damage the marine environment.

Norway to pay Sámi reindeer herders millions for violating their human rights

Norway to pay Sámi reindeer herders millions for violating their human rights

The Fosen wind farm was built illegally. Now the Norwegian government is paying to keep it running.
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The plucky puffin, endangered yet coping: Scientists link emergence of a hybrid subspecies to climate change

Studying puffin populations on three Norwegian islands, scientists have uncovered the first evidence to connect a large-scale hybridization to 20th-century warming trends. Yet a serious decline in the birds’’ genetic diversity does not bode well for their future.

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‘It smells so bad’: glut of wild salmon creates stink in Norway and Finland

The irony of having too many salmon as global populations fall is not lost on locals, who have seen the pristine Tana River littered with the rotting corpses of an invasive Pacific species that is pushing out the local Atlantic species.

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