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Obama Calls Out Trump’s Attitude on Environment

Obama Calls Out Trump’s Attitude on Environment

During a recent interview in Norway, former president Barack Obama answered an interesting question: What would you do if you had one more day as president? In response, Obama said there was “a lot of unfinished business” when he left office, but if he had more time, he would urge a higher global focus on […]

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    Downsizing: Matt Damon Takes on Climate Change With Humor

    Downsizing: Matt Damon Takes on Climate Change With Humor

    By Michael Svoboda There are several reasons climate communicators and activists, and not just cli-fi aficionados, could benefit by seeing Downsizing, the end-of-2017 movie starring Matt Damon and directed by Alexander Payne—to be released March 20 on disk. 1. It is one of the few films that addresses climate change mitigation (i.e. reducing greenhouse gas […]

    Norway Is Banning Fur Farming

    Norway Is Banning Fur Farming

    By Conor Sneyd Norway is introducing a total ban on fur farming, according to a statement released by the Norwegian animal rights organization NOAH this weekend. The country is currently home to 300 fur farms, which breed and kill 700,000 minks and 110,000 foxes every year, so this is truly a massive victory for animals. […]

    Groups Sue Norway Over Failure to Protect Environment for Future Generations

    Groups Sue Norway Over Failure to Protect Environment for Future Generations

    By David Leestma Greenpeace and the Nature and Youth environmental group opened a lawsuit this week over Norway’s failure to abide by its constitutional obligation to safeguard the environment for future generations. The lawsuit, which focuses on local environmental damage and the contribution that oil extraction will make to climate change, challenges 10 licenses issued […]

    World’s Biggest Investment Fund Considers Divesting From Fossil Fuels

    World’s Biggest Investment Fund Considers Divesting From Fossil Fuels

    By Julia Conley Environmental advocates on Thursday applauded the latest organization to shift away from continued support of the fossil fuel industry—Norway’s national bank. In a move 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben called “astonishing,” Norges Bank, which oversees the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, advised the Norwegian government to dump all of its shares in oil […]

    5 Nobel Peace Laureates Urge Norway PM Candidates to Show Climate Leadership

    5 Nobel Peace Laureates Urge Norway PM Candidates to Show Climate Leadership

    By Hannah McKinnon Five Nobel Peace Laureates have called on Norwegian Prime Ministerial candidates to declare their intent to put an end to fossil fuel exploration and expansion. The letter, sent in advance of the country’s national elections in mid-September, is an appeal for climate leadership. But they are also the world’s seventh largest exporter […]

    Actress Lucy Lawless Joins Greenpeace Protest Against Arctic Drilling

    Actress Lucy Lawless Joins Greenpeace Protest Against Arctic Drilling

    Eleven peaceful activists from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise have taken to the water in inflatable boats with handheld banners to oppose the Statoil Songa Enabler oil rig, 275 km North off the Norwegian coast, in the Arctic Barents sea. The banners say: “People Vs. Arctic Oil” and are directed at Statoil and the Norwegian […]

    Billionaire Gives Away His Fortune to Help Save the Ocean

    Billionaire Gives Away His Fortune to Help Save the Ocean

    Norwegian businessman Kjell Inge Røkke is not someone usually admired for environmental stewardship. Described by Forbes as a “ruthless corporate raider,” Røkke made his billions as the majority stakeholder in shipping and offshore drilling conglomerate, Aker. The twist to this story? Røkke has decided to give “the lion’s share” of his estimated $2.7 billion fortune […]

    90% of Minke Whales Killed in Norway Are Female and ‘Almost All’ Pregnant

    90% of Minke Whales Killed in Norway Are Female and ‘Almost All’ Pregnant

    Ninety percent of the minke whales hunted and killed each year in Norwegian waters are female and ” almost all” of them are pregnant, according to a documentary aired earlier this month on NRK, a government-owned public broadcasting company. [facebook https://www.facebook.com/havforskningsinstituttet/videos/vb.107340812637299/1770870212951009/?type=2&theater expand=1] The documentary, Slaget om kvalen (“Battle of Agony”), shows grisly footage of Norway’s […]