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Radiation detected in Norway

Norway Detects Big Radiation Leak From Russian Sub

Norwegian authorities have detected radiation 800,000 times higher than normal near the location of a Russian submarine that sank in the Norwegian Sea thirty years ago. Norway's Institute of Marine Research has discovered high levels of...
SpaceX will launch Norwegian satellites

SpaceX To Launch Norway’s Arctic Broadband Satellites

Space Norway is establishing a new satellite broadband operation for the Arctic. Elon Musk’s SpaceX will launch the satellites into orbit. The state-owned enterprise Space Norway will use the two new satellites to provide broadband access...
Oslo T-Bane network

Fornebu Line: Financing Agreed for T-Bane Extension

Financing for the new Majorstuen-Fornebu light rail extension is now in place, meaning the long-awaited line is a step closer. The long-awaited plans to extend the Oslo T-Bane metro network to Fornebu reached a new milestone...
H&M in Norway

H&M’s Green Marketing Questioned by Consumer Authority In Norway

The Norwegian Consumer Authority has come down hard on Scandinavian budget fashion powerhouse Hennes & Mauritz (H&M). The authority says that the brand’s use of the term “Conscious” to indicate the clothes are sustainable and environmentally...
Vardø in Finnmark, Norway

Vardø: Climate Change Hits Norway’s Last Polar Town

The temperature in Vardø, Norway’s easternmost town, is rising. This means mainland Norway will soon have no towns remaining with an official polar climate. Svalbard has hit the headlines in recent years as one of the...
Sommarøy island in northern Norway

This Norwegian Island Wants to Get Rid of Time

The sun doesn’t set for 69 days over Norway’s Sommarøy. Locals now want to do away with ‘unnecessary’ time during that period. Sommarøy locals want to go “time-free” for the summer by introducing more flexible school...
SJ train in the winter

Swedes Win Major Railway Tender in Norway

Swedish train operator SJ has won the rights to run seven train routes in Norway. This will result in job losses at Vy, according to the Norwegian train company's director. It’s been a wretched couple of...
Winter driving conditions in Norway

Norway’s Drivers Rally Against Road Tolls

As local elections draw near, an action group formed to fight increasing road tolls in Norway is gathering support, especially in and around Bergen. Meet Folkeaksjonen nei til mer bompenger (FNB), Norway’s newest political party that...
Trump's Trade War could impact Norway

SSB: Trump’s Trade War To Hit Norwegian Economy

A continued escalation of the US trade war with China could hit the Norwegian economy hard. That's the verdict of official analysis from Statistics Norway, which warns of a poor economic outlook for the years to...
Plastic cutlery will soon be banned in Norway

Norway To Push ‘Urgent’ Ban On Disposable Plastic

Single-use plastic will soon be illegal in Norway under fast-track regulation plans announced this weekend by the Norwegian government. Knives, forks, spoons, plates, straws, chopsticks, earbuds and more single-use plastic items will soon be banned across...