Back in December, Mike wrote about how Norwegian electric car manufacturer THINK had the rug pulled out from under them when the government wouldn't guarantee several million dollars in loans that the company hoped would pull it through
From 1888 in Montreal, Quebec to 2009 in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, buildings made of ice have been the rage. We take a slideshow tour of some of the most interesting ones at Frosty Receptions: Snow Palaces and Ice Hotels Around the
Unless you've been under a rock for the past few weeks you've heard about the woes of Detroit's car makers. And you may have seen news about German manufacturer's sales declining as well. What's more, sales of the Toyota Prius aren't
We spend a lot of time worrying about the design of our foreground buildings like art galleries, but give almost no thought at all to the prosaic, basic needs that every city should supply, particularly to those who are not in cars. So if you are a
With the melting of the polar ice caps, countries around the world are finding that new shipping lanes are now opening up, and with that, areas that were previously off limits to exploration and drilling are now accessible.
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Norwegian Lemmings Suffer from "Wrong Type of Snow"
Earlier today Michael reported that climate change is reaking havoc on the axolotl (aka the "Mexican walking fish"). But the freaky looking fish isn't the only
Norwegian designer Elisabeth Nossen based her Topi Footstool upon a Salvation Army thrift shop purchase. Nossen's stool is a "50's style" reclaimed from a thrift store and redecorated by the designer with wool roses. Nossen is considered one of
As more and more Arctic sea ice melts and it really starts sinking in that exploration for all the oil and natural gas trapped under that ice may be getting a whole lot easier sooner than we imagined, it's not too surprising
Norway may be planning on becoming Europe's battery, but based on what Reuters is saying about a new proposal from Greenpeace it won't just be Norway which supplies Europe with electricity, it will be the North Sea. The head of
Oslo's city government has promised to install 400 electric car charging/parking places over the next four years. Meanwhile Norway's electric car manufacturer THINK is turning out its THINK city cars at the rate of just three per day, which has created
As global warming continues to heat our atmosphere and melt Arctic ice, boundary disputes in the region are likely to escalate as the nations bordering the region scramble to claim an estimated 90 billion barrels of oil which is currently
It is a problem that continues to this day: the depopulation of the harsher regions of northern countries, the conversion of jobs from resource extraction, farming and making things to scooping ice cream for tourists or building cottages.
"American biologist and writer Gretchen C. Daily accepted Norway's $100,000 Sophie Prize on Thursday for her efforts to show the economic benefits of protecting the environment...A jury selected Daily for the prize in March, describing the Stanford