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This City Is Giving Residents $1,200 Toward Buying an Electric Bike

This City Is Giving Residents $1,200 Toward Buying an Electric Bike

The city of Oslo, Norway is offering grants to help its citizens partially pay for electric cargo bikes through its Climate and Energy Fund. Each grant covers up to $1,200 or 25 percent of an electric cargo bike purchase, which can cost from $2,400 to $6,000. Pedal-Assisted E-Bike Makes Commuting Fun and Easy https://t.co/abav7cXU6x @BicyclingMag […]

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    The People vs. Arctic Oil

    The People vs. Arctic Oil

    An unprecedented legal case was filed today against the Norwegian government for allowing oil companies to drill for new oil in the Arctic Barents Sea. The plaintiffs, Nature and Youth and Greenpeace Nordic, argue that Norway thereby violates the Paris agreement and the people’s constitutional right to a healthy and safe environment for future generations. […]

    Norway to Kill 47 of Its Remaining 68 Wolves

    Norway to Kill 47 of Its Remaining 68 Wolves

    Norway has announced plans to kill more than two-thirds of its remaining wolves, justifying the action as protection for livestock. The plan has sparked outrage by conservationists. Three wolf packs, including pups, will be shot by hunters during Norway’s annual hunting season, which runs from Oct. 1 to March 31. Last year, 11,571 people applied […]

    World’s First Urban Bee Highway Helps Save Pollinators

    World’s First Urban Bee Highway Helps Save Pollinators

    By Tasnim Abdi In 2015, ByBi, an environmental group based in Oslo, Norway, designed the world’s first urban bee highway—a route filled with green roofs and flowers—that supports bees living in city environments. ByBi One-third of Norway’s 200 wild bee species are endangered. The bee highway works with businesses, schools, organizations and individuals residing in […]

    Norway to Build World’s First Floating Underwater Tunnels

    Norway to Build World’s First Floating Underwater Tunnels

    An unconventional and first-of-its-kind form of transportation infrastructure could be the answer to traveling across fjord-ridden Norway. Photo credit: Norwegian Public Roads Administration To complete the 680-mile drive under current conditions, you would have to allow 21 hours for travel. Why? Traveling north-to-south across the country requires eight ferry trips across fjords. Norway’s fjords are […]

    Germany’s 62-Mile Bike Highway to Connect 10 Cities + 4 Universities

    Germany’s 62-Mile Bike Highway to Connect 10 Cities + 4 Universities

    By Kelly McCartney Leave it to Germany to build a bicycle autobahn that connect 10 cities within its borders. The goal? To take some 50,000 vehicles off the actual highways and make commuting by bike a much easier—and safer—proposition. RS1 The idea was sparked six years ago when a cultural project caused the one-day closure […]

    Norway Becomes World’s First Country to Ban Deforestation

    Norway Becomes World’s First Country to Ban Deforestation

    Norway has become the first country to ban deforestation. The Norwegian Parliament pledged May 26 that the government’s public procurement policy will be deforestation-free. Any product that contributes to deforestation will not be used in the Scandinavian country. The pledge was recommended by Norwegian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Energy and Environment as part of the […]

    North Sea Oil Leaks Expose Industry’s Inability to Safely Drill in Arctic

    North Sea Oil Leaks Expose Industry’s Inability to Safely Drill in Arctic

    TckTckTck Greenpeace has warned about new figures showing Britain’s offshore rigs and platforms have leaked oil or other chemicals into the North Sea 55 times over the past month should act as a “reality check” for an industry aiming to drill in the Arctic. The latest figures, released by the Department for Energy and Climate […]