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Mining fuels Greenland dreams of independence — and political crisis

Copenhagen - A rare earth mining project in Greenland has reignited dreams of the autonomous Arctic territory's full independence from Denmark one day, but environmentalists fear large-scale mining could harm the remote island's pristine landscape.

WHO urges EU, Big Pharma unity as J&J seeks US vaccine approval

Copenhagen - A World Health Organization chief appealed Friday for European nations and Big Pharma to unite in the struggle to accelerate coronavirus inoculations, as Johnson & Johnson applied for emergency authorisation of its single-shot vaccine in the United...

Denmark to pay billions over virus shutdown of mink industry

Copenhagen - Denmark has said it could pay out more than 19 billion Danish kroner ($3.1 billion, 2.6 billion euros) to its mink farmers after it closed down the industry over coronavirus fears.

Greenland's ice melting is being accelerated by bacteria

While global warming is the trigger, there is a role being played by microorganisms that is contributing to the sea level rise around the coast of Greenland. New research identifies the sun activated process.

Giant vertical farm opens in Denmark

Taastrup - A purple glow illuminates stacked boxes where lettuce, herbs and kale will soon be sprouting at one of Europe's biggest "vertical farms" which has just opened in a warehouse in an industrial zone in Copenhagen.

Denmark to end North Sea oil and gas production by 2050

Copenhagen - Denmark, the EU's biggest oil producer post-Brexit, said Friday it will halt all North Sea oil and gas production and exploration by 2050 in line with its bid to become an energy transition role model.

Denmark mulls exhuming mink carcasses

Copenhagen - Denmark's government said Friday that it was considering digging up and cremating the hastily buried carcasses of millions of culled minks in the latest twist to a virus-linked farming scandal that has shaken the government.

Denmark's mink farmers despair as livelihood dies

Copenhagen - Denmark's mink farmers are mourning what they say is the death of their industry after a government order to cull all of their stocks over a mutated variant of the new coronavirus.

Denmark defends virus measures after mink mutation

Copenhagen - Denmark on Friday defended the strict measures it has imposed on the north of the country after a mutated version of the new coronavirus linked to mink farms was found in humans.

WHO warns of 'explosion' of virus cases in Europe: AFP interview

Copenhagen - The World Health Organization (WHO) in Europe on Thursday said it was seeing an "explosion" of coronavirus cases in the region and warned of a "tough time" ahead as mortality rates rose."We do see an explosion....

Denmark to cull millions of minks over mutated coronavirus

Copenhagen - Denmark, the world's biggest producer of mink fur, said Wednesday it would cull all of the country's minks after a mutated version of the new coronavirus was detected at mink farms and had spread to people.

Arctic sea ice at record low October levels: Danish institute

Copenhagen - Sea ice in the Arctic was at record lows for October, as unusually warm waters slowed the recovery of the ice, Danish researchers said Wednesday.Diminishing sea ice comes as a reminder about how the Arctic is hit particularly hard by global warming.

Denmark seeks answers after sub killer's jailbreak

Copenhagen - Denmark was on Wednesday searching for answers after its most famous convict, submarine killer Peter Madsen, almost succeeded in escaping from a high-security prison.

Danish sub killer arrested after failed prison escape

Copenhagen - The Danish man sentenced to life in jail for the murder of journalist Kim Wall aboard his homemade submarine was arrested on Tuesday after a failed prison escape bid led to a standoff with police.

Danish sub killer arrested after failed prison escape

Copenhagen - The Danish man sentenced to life in jail for the murder of journalist Kim Wall aboard his homemade submarine was arrested on Tuesday after a failed prison escape bid led to a standoff with police.

'Cold Hawaii': Danish coast surfs on virus wave

Denmark - On Denmark's rugged western coast, far from paradise islands in the tropics, "Cold Hawaii" has become the place to be for surfers stranded by travel restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic.

WHO warns Europe virus surge of 'great concern'

Copenhagen - European countries have unveiled tough new measures to try to curb a surge in coronavirus infections which the World Health Organization warned Thursday is of "great concern".

New #MeToo wave challenges Denmark's image as haven of equality

Copenhagen - Thousands of women across Denmark have come forward in recent weeks with stories of sexism and harassment in the Nordic country which is often viewed as a bastion of gender equality.

How an illustrated Koran project led to fateful Mohammed cartoons

Copenhagen - Author Kare Bluitgen, the man behind the Danish Mohammed cartoons that set off a firestorm when they were published 15 years ago Wednesday, refuses to give in and is publishing a new illustrated Koran.

Europe imposes fresh curbs as global cases top 30 million

Copenhagen - Large parts of Europe on Friday geared up for broad new restrictions to stop the coronavirus, after infections worldwide topped 30 million and the World Health Organization warned of "alarming rates of transmission".
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