Norway boosts quotas to revive whaling

2018-03-07 10:03

Norway announces a 28% increase of its annual whaling quota to 1 278 whales in a bid to revive the declining hunt amid international controversy.

80 Tesla owners suing automaker over false advertising

2018-01-15 10:46

Nearly 80 Tesla owners in Norway have sued the US automaker over misleading advertising, saying their electric car did not deliver the promised performance, a Norwegian daily reported.

NGOs lose case against Norway over Arctic oil exploration

2018-01-04 21:14

A Norwegian court has dismissed a case by Greenpeace and two other NGOs which sued Norway, western Europe's largest oil producer, over licences it awarded in 2016 for oil prospecting in the Arctic.

Sami herder loses cull appeal

2017-12-21 17:17

A small reindeer herder from the indigenous Sami community in the Norwegian Arctic has lost a much-publicized appeals trial with Norway's top court saying he must cull 41 of his 116 animals.

Nobel laureate: If atomic bombs exist, disaster inevitable

2017-12-09 23:01

The head of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, the recipient on this year's Nobel Peace Prize, says as long as atomic bombs exist, a disaster is inevitable.

106 Norwegian reindeer killed by freight trains in 3 days

2017-11-28 05:34

A Norwegian reindeer herder says that freight trains have killed more than 100 of the animals on the tracks in three days.

Norway court grants reprieve to seven wolves

2017-11-21 17:44

A Norwegian court has granted a reprieve to seven wolves near Oslo caught in the middle of a battle between environmental activists and sheep farmers.

Norway sued over new oil drilling licences

2017-11-12 09:38

Greenpeace and Norwegian environmental organisation Nature and Youth are challenging the Norwegian government in court for allowing oil companies to drill for new oil.

How SA honey production could see R20bn turnover

2017-10-22 13:53

A structural approach and strategic business model could see South Africa’s honey industry turnover reach R20bn, according to experts.

Norway seeks 'Tesla tax' on electric cars

2017-10-13 08:16

Norway, a world leader of zero-emission vehicles, on Thursday proposed a "Tesla tax" aimed at cutting a tax advantage granted to large electric cars in a heavily criticised move.


Environmentalists appeal ruling over Norway's Arctic oil licences

2018-02-06 05:33

Environmental groups say they were appealing to Norway's supreme court a ruling allowing the Nordic nation, western Europe's largest oil and gas producer, to grant exploration licences in the Arctic.

Norway Labour party deputy leader resigns amid sex claims

2018-01-08 12:36

Former Norwegian minister Trond Giske, a deputy leader of the Labour party, announced his resignation after accusations that he sexually harassed young women.

More than half of Norway's new cars are electric

2018-01-03 14:10

Electric or hybrid vehicles accounted for more than half of all new cars sold in Norway in 2017, official data showed, confirming the country's pioneering role in carbon-free transport.

Nobel-winning Hiroshima survivor laments nuclear 'insanity'

2017-12-10 21:29

Setsuko Thurlow, 85, was 13-years-old when she was rescued from the ruins of the world's first atomic bombing in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.

Anti-nuclear Nobel Peace group opens display of paper birds

2017-12-09 21:13

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weaponshas installed 1 000 paper cranes outside the Norwegian Parliament ahead of formally receiving the Nobel peace prize.

Norway puts brakes on plans for 'Tesla tax'

2017-11-24 07:52

Norway, a world leader of zero-emission vehicles, has abandoned plans for a proposed 'Tesla tax', a controversial measure that would have cut a tax rebate granted to heavy electric cars.

WATCH: Why you should teach your children not to run into traffic

2017-11-13 09:18

A group of school children escaped what could have been a deadly road incident after running across the road into the path of an oncoming truck.

Russian helicopter crashes off Arctic archipelago

2017-10-26 21:36

Rescue officials say a Russian helicopter with eight people on board has fallen into the sea off Svalbard, an Arctic archipelago that belongs to Norway.

Norwegian firms signs deal with Iran for solar panels

2017-10-19 09:15

Norway solar panel maker Saga Energy has signed a deal, estimated to be worth about $2.94bn with Iran's state-owned company Amin Energy Developers to build solar power plants.

Nobel's shining stars who lost their lustre

2017-09-29 11:32

Praised to the skies and bearing great hopes, they went on to disappoint the world. As the case of Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi shows, Nobel Peace Prize winners have not always lived up to expectations.

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