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2009-07-01 12:37:08

On Tuesday, Denmark said negotiations on a new global climate deal were going "too slowly" and that the process needed to speed up in order to be prepared for the crucial UN summit less than six months away. "It is time for a frank and open dialogue so the participating countries can make clear their positions, their concerns," said Danish Climate Minister Connie Hedegaard. The United Nations is hoping to finish negotiations in Copenhagen by December for a new global warming treaty intended...

2009-04-30 08:29:00

Uncertain financial climate a concern but not a barrier to innovation in the region, applicants say COPENHAGEN, April 30 /PRNewswire/ --The Cleantech Group(TM), LLC, founders of the cleantech sector and providers of leading global market research and financial services for the cleantech ecosystem, in partnership with Cleantech Scandinavia, the leading Nordic network of investors in cleantech, today released a first ever report identifying 50 leading cleantech companies in the Nordic market....

2009-02-19 08:49:00

Licensing round ongoing for largest accessible, undrilled oil frontier REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Evidence is growing that oil may be found in the Dreki area, northeast of Iceland. Recent seismic studies and re-evaluation of available data indicate the presence of thick Mesozoic sediments, similar to those found in the adjacent and geologically-related oil areas of Norway and Greenland. Surface pockmarks, which are known to cluster around major hydrocarbon fields...

2008-10-28 12:00:00

Photo of Prime Minister Geir H. Haarde (photos@pmo.is) Reykjavik, Iceland/Helsinki, Finland - 28 October 2008 - The Nordic countries have declared their readiness to help Iceland in battling the current financial crisis. A high-level committee will consider Iceland's financial needs following a planned loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and look into how the Nordic states could assist in cooperation with the IMF. High-level committee to present proposals urgently At a...

2008-09-12 06:00:32

The Dutch and Danish transmission service operators TenneT and Energinet.dk have decided to look into the possibilities of establishing a power link between Denmark and The Netherlands. The purpose of the link, preliminarily entitled Cobra, is to allow for the integration of more renewable energy into the Dutch and Danish power systems and to increase security of supply. A power link between Denmark and The Netherlands is in line with the European Union's ambitions for a stronger and more...

2008-08-09 03:00:11

By Alho, Juha M Fertility is below replacement level in all European countries, and population growth is expected to decline in the coming decades. Increasing life expectancy will accentuate concomitant aging of the population. Migration has been seen as a possible means to decelerate aging. In this article, I introduce a stable, open- population model in which cohort net migration is proportional to births. In this case, the migration-fertility trade-off can be studied with particular...

2005-09-28 08:07:45

By Robert Evans GENEVA (Reuters) - Nordic countries with Finland in the lead have some of the world's most competitive economies, despite high taxes and extensive social security systems, according to a study issued on Wednesday. In the study, the Geneva-based World Economic Forum set the United States second after Finland in its annual competitiveness league but recorded growing business concern over the Bush administration's handling of the nation's finances. Apart from Finland,...

2005-06-22 12:40:00

The potential benefit that IVF children bring to society far outweighs the cost of 'producing' them, a scientist said at the 21st annual conference of the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology. Dr. Maria Granberg, from the Fertilitetscentrum, Göteborg, Sweden, told the conference that, although the total cost of IVF financed by health care systems in Nordic countries had increased over the last few years, it was still highly profitable to society. "At a time when...


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Erik The Red
2014-01-06 11:48:00

Known as Erik the Red, Erik Thorvaldsson is remembered in medieval and Icelandic saga sources as having founded the first Norse settlement in Greenland. The Icelandic tradition signifies that he was born in Rogaland, Norway. The designation “the Red” probably refers to his hair or his beard color. Leif Ericson, the well-known Icelandic explorer, was Erik’s son. When Erik the Red’s father was exiled from Norway due to manslaughter, he sailed west from Norway accompanied by...

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