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Thousands more Norwegian farm salmon escape in latest incident

More than 47,000 farm-raised salmon have escaped their cages in northern Norway, the fifth such escape in two months. Environmentalists are warning that the country’s growing aquaculture industry could destroy native wild salmon stocks.
In the Media by Martin Laine

Norway cops chilled & friendly as they handle a drunk (Video)

Troms - American viewers have been fascinated by the laid-back and amused way two Norwegian police officers handle an unruly drunk in Tromsø, northern Norway, since the video appeared on LiveLeak. They figure their cops could learn a lot from these gentlemen.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Norway amnesiac officially identified as Czech: police

Oslo - The young amnesiac found in Norway whose identity was a mystery for almost four months is Czech, Norwegian police said Friday, after DNA tests confirmed the claims of relatives and acquaintances.
In the Media by AFP

Norwegian fisherman lands dildo-eating cod

Oslo - An unexpectedly sexy catch ended up in the net of a Norwegian fisherman, who said Friday he had landed a cod with a dildo in its stomach.
In the Media by AFP - 4 comments

'I was robbed, sexually-assaulted' says Norway mystery man

Oslo - Speaking English with a Slavic accent, a man known only as "John Smith" because he does not remember his real name is proving a mystery for Norwegian police.The tall, young amnesiac was found helpless in the snow near a carwash in Oslo last December.
In the Media by Pierre-Henry Deshayes (AFP)

Norway wants to turn its huge oil fund greener

Oslo - Oil-rich Norway moved Friday to target its huge sovereign wealth fund's investments more closely at boosting green businesses, but environmentalists said the proposals were not strong enough.
In the Media by Pierre-Henry Deshayes (AFP)

Norwegian skydiver narrowly dodges meteorite

Oslo - A Norwegian skydiver narrowly escaped a meteorite that passed only metres away from him while jumping over Norway, according to a video aired by public broadcaster NRK.
In the Media by AFP

Norway's gov't steps in to mediate Utoya memorial controversy

Ever since plans for a memorial to the victims of the 2011 Utoya massacre were unveiled a month ago, opposition has grown. Prompting the culture minister to call an emergency meeting for today, inviting all interested parties.
In the Media by Martin Laine

Electric car sales smash records in Norway

Oslo - Norway's electric car market boomed in March, with sales of the environmentally friendly vehicles accounting for a record one in five of all cars registered, a national traffic group said Wednesday.
In the Media by AFP

Snakes on the snow in Norway might be poisonous

Skiers in Norway have been startled recently when they've come across snakes wiggling over the snow, and in some cases these have been the country’s only venomous species.
In the Media by Martin Laine - 1 comment

Farmer in Norway left 400 pigs to starve to death

On Friday a farmer in Norway was sentenced to a year in prison for leaving 400+ pigs to die of thirst, as well as hunger.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

With no place to go, refugee family stranded at Paris airport

Fed up with the strife in her native Eritrea, Simreth Wolbgeber took her family of eight and fled to France. Now she finds herself trapped by the EU's byzantine rules regarding refugees, forcing her family to live at the airport for more than a week.
In the Media by Martin Laine - 2 comments

Otter terrorizes patrons at fast food restaurant

The patrons of Skippy's Fast Food in Alesund, Norway, were horrified last week when a wounded otter made its way into the establishment.
In the Media by Lizz Riggs

New gene linked to heart attack risk

Detroit - A previously unrecognized gene variation that makes humans have healthier blood lipid levels and reduced risk of heart attacks has been found by researchers.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Landscape memorial to Breivik victims sparks outrage in Norway

Oslo - A controversial memorial project for the victims of Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik near the site of the massacre has sparked anger among relatives and locals.
In the Media by Pierre-Henry Deshayes (AFP)

Neighbors rally against proposed Utoya memorial

While the winning design for a memorial to the victims of the Utoya massacre has drawn critical praise, those living closest to the site are rallying against it, calling it "a rape of nature."
In the Media by Martin Laine

Using bacteria to clean-up oil spills

Scientists have used marine bacteria to assist in cleaning up after oil spills. A new group has found out which parameters need to be changed in order to make the process more efficient.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Norway oil fund admits F1 investment was 'mistake'

Oslo - Norway's $840-billion oil fund, the world's largest sovereign wealth fund, admitted Tuesday that investing in graft-tainted Bernie Ecclestone's Formula One Group was a mistake.In May, the fund paid $1.6 billion (1.15 billion euros) for a 21,3 percent s...
In the Media by AFP

Pope, Putin, Snowden among this year's Nobel Peace Prize nominees

Oslo - Pope Francis, Russian President Vladimir Putin and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden are among a record 278 people nominated for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 6 comments

Tesla set to electrify Europe

Geneva - It only makes sense that Tesla has decided to be aggressive in its expansion into Europe (and then Asia) since the continent is so much farther ahead of North America in terms of the vehicle electricity-supply grid.
In the Media by Joe Duarte - 3 comments
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