Tagged: environment

Biogren

BioGren’s pellets can renewably replace coal

Chippin in Rasmus Falck Oslo, Norway BioGren, which is pioneering the use of wood pellets as a renewable energy source, was presented to the members of the Norwegian Business Angels Network (NorBAN) recently. BioGren...

Norwegian forests

Forests protected

Norway protects 40 additional forested areas in eight counties Pieter Wijnen Norway Today The decision, announced Dec. 14, is a step toward the goal of protecting 10 percent of Norwegian forested areas. In total,...

Powered by dead fish

Organic waste will soon be used to power Hurtigruten’s green cruise ships Holly Winter Hurtigruten Hurtigruten, the world’s largest expedition cruise operator, is powering some of its ships with liquefied biogas (LBG)—fossil-free, renewable gas...

Climate change hurts Svalbard

The warming Arctic is a serious threat to the Norwegian city of Longyearbyen M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Longyearbyen, the largest community and the administrative center of Svalbard, the Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic...

Hurtigruten wages war on plastic waste

To protect marine life, the Norwegian cruise line will no longer employ single-use plastics Special Release Hurtigruten Hurtigruten has announced that it will ban all unnecessary single-use plastic as of July 2, 2018, including...

Sensors to sort waste—or diamonds

TOMRA’s machines aim to keep plastic waste out of the ocean by sorting returns better Rasmus Falck Oslo, Norway Awareness of pollution, and especially plastics in the ocean, is increasing. Recently, a small whale...

Arctic tourism - puffin

Balancing the needs of Arctic tourism

Profiles of Norwegian science Ilan Kelman Agder, Norway Hurtigruten: A shipping lifeline for Norwegian coastal communities and today a popular tourist cruise between Kirkenes and Bergen. It is also a subject of science in...

helium balloons

Balloon use deflated

Towns in Norway say they will prohibit use of helium balloons during national day celebrations The Local A number of towns in Norway have said that they will prohibit the use of helium balloons...