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2013-08-06 08:28:48

OSLO, Norway, August 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The most beautiful coastline in the world will make the spectacular backdrop when the world's cycling elite meet in Norway to compete above the Arctic Circle in the northernmost bike race in the world, The Arctic Race of Norway. From August 8th to August 11th 2013, the magnificent landscapes of Northern Norway will host the first edition of an out-of-the- ordinary four stage race: the Arctic Race of Norway. On Thursday 8th of...

Sturdy Scandinavian Conifers Survived Ice Age
2012-03-04 05:52:45

[ Watch the Video] Until now, it was presumed that the last glacial period denuded the Scandinavian landscape of trees until a gradual return of milder weather began and melted away the ice cover some 9000 years ago. That perspective is now disproved by research headed by Professor Eske Willerslev from the Centre for GeoGenetics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Laura Parducci from the University of Uppsala, Sweden, and Inger Greve Alsos from Tromsø University Museum,...

Face-to-face With An Ancient Human
2011-10-21 03:29:42

A reconstruction based on the skull of Norway´s best-preserved Stone Age skeleton makes it possible to study the features of a boy who lived outside Stavanger 7,500 years ago. “It is hoped that this reconstruction is a good likeness and that, if someone who knew him in life had been presented with this restoration, they would hopefully have recognized the face”, says Jenny Barber, an MSc student at the University of Dundee in Scotland. She has scientifically rebuilt the...

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2009-04-01 09:46:11

Arctic reindeer herders are facing the challenges of adapting to climate change as a warmer Arctic climate makes it harder for herds to find food and navigate. To help them adapt, the ESA-backed Polar View initiative is providing the herders with satellite-based snow maps. "Snow is of paramount importance for reindeer herding because its quality determines whether reindeer are able to access the pastures that lie beneath it for much of the year," said Anders Oskal, the Director of the...

2008-10-21 18:00:14

A Facebook group of northern Norwegians unhappy about losing the Winter Olympics has ballooned into a new political party in less than two weeks. "It's clear that folks along the coast of this country believe that enough's enough," Hakon Winther, one of those who started the ball rolling, told iTromso.no. Membership in the Facebook group ballooned to 6,200 within days, inspiring leaders to call a meeting Tuesday to form a secessionist party. Winther said that the proposed Republikken...