Urgent need to phase out coal power
Coal power is one of the main causes why greenhouse gas emissions have risen at an unprecedented rate over the last 10 years. We can cut emissions using wind power, solar heat and power, highly efficient building shells and electric vehicles.
Updated estimate for nitrogen losses in agriculture
Nitrogen leaching and runoff in agriculture is potentially harmful to the environment. A new report reveals that the overall estimate used in Norway to determine nitrogen losses from agriculture is lower than it should be.
Volcanic ash data saves European air traffic
After a volcanic eruption in Iceland in May 2011, the Met Office in London warned that volcanic ash could represent a danger to air traffic in southern Norway. But Norwegian experts had their own satellite data and concluded that air traffic could resume as normal.
New technology reveals unknown pollutants
It is now possible to analyse organic pollutants in the atmosphere from an airplane at full speed, to study unknown chemical reactions in indoor air and to investigate a series of other dependencies of importance for environment and human health.
The case of the vanishing pollutant
Ten years ago trout in Norway’s largest lake had the world’s highest measured levels of the environmental pollutant PBDE. Now their levels are about the same as before the sizeable discharges started in the 1990s.
Skin care chemicals end up in your blood - and in the Arctic
Many skin care products contain a variety of chemical substances with partially unknown and possibly harmful effects, and these chemicals not only affect your skin.