Latest Nordic countries Stories

2009-09-17 12:35:00

A new study released on Wednesday showed the Greenland icesheet responded to global warming over the past 10,000 years more quickly than thought.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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