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The Fosen wind farm was built illegally. Now the Norwegian government is paying to keep it running.
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How reindeer help fight climate change

Reindeer in Lapland have a number of important jobs this time of year – including helping the climate. By gobbling up shrubs, they help increase the reflectivity of snow and ice.
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Greta Thunberg protests wind farm "violating human rights" in Norway

Indigenous and environmental activists, including Greta Thunberg, blocked access to several Norwegian government ministries on Tuesday, expanding a protest demanding the removal of wind turbines from reindeer pastures.

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Svalbard reindeer thrive as they shift diet towards ‘popsicle-like’ grasses

As the Arctic warms, concern for the plight of Santa’s favourite sleigh pullers is mounting. But in one small corner of the far flung north – Svalbard – Rudolph and his friends are thriving.

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Pauliina Feodoroff biodiversity climate reindeer

Turning to the ancient reindeer for help on climate change

Pauliina Feodoroff is allying with conservationists and institutions to raise awareness about deforestation in reindeer habitats, which help regulate the planet’s temperatures.
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A portrait of South Georgia: Abundance, exploitation, recovery

A series of ecological initiatives, including the eradication of several invasive species, has dramatically revived the life and landscape of this remote sub-Antarctic island.
metals discovery in Saami reindeer herding land

Significant metals discovery in key reindeer herding land

"Green colonialism" could ruin indigenous peoples’ traditional lifestyle, warns Gunn-Britt Retter with the Saami Council as Arctic Minerals this week announced big-value findings of cobalt and tellurium at Bidjovagge, northern Norway.
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