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Planned Harvard balloon test in Sweden stirs solar geoengineering unease

Dec 18 2020

OSLO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Harvard University scientists plan to fly a test balloon above Sweden next year to help advance research into dimming sunlight to cool the Earth, alarming environmentalists opposed to solar geoengineering.

Planned Harvard balloon test in Sweden stirs solar geoengineering unease

Dec 18 2020

OSLO, Dec 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Harvard University scientists plan to fly a test balloon above Sweden next year to help advance research into dimming sunlight to cool the Earth, alarming environmentalists opposed to solar geoengineering.

As cities boom, Oslo tests greener 'zero-emissions' building sites

Dec 16 2020

OSLO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A nearly "zero-emissions" building site in Oslo, using electric machinery, could be a pioneer for greener construction as the world's urban areas swell by the equivalent of a Dublin or Dallas every week, city experts say.

Back to the future: Swedish firm bets on wind-powered cargo ships

Dec 09 2020

OSLO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two centuries after the first coal-powered steamships crossed the Atlantic Ocean, a Swedish company is designing a futuristic throwback: a huge, wind-driven cargo ship that could help end the fossil fuel era and limit climate change.

Analysis-Norway hikes cash for rainforests, seeking corporate help to slow losses

Nov 25 2020

OSLO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Norway is doubling the price it guarantees developing nations to keep their tropical forests standing, in a step to slow catastrophic losses and encourage big companies to invest far more in nature to combat climate change.

Sun, water and ice: Lithuania tests floating solar power

Sep 29 2020

OSLO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a renewable energy experiment combining sun, water and ice, a Lithuanian power firm aims to install floating solar panels on a lake at a hydroelectric plant this year as part of a small but booming global market for “floatovoltaics”.

From California to Oslo: foreign subsidies fuel Norway's e-car boom, for now

Mar 21 2019

OSLO On the outskirts of Oslo, a row of Fiat 500es imported from California stand parked in the snow outside the Buddy Electric dealership, part of a global flow of pre-owned electric cars to Norway powered by green subsidies elsewhere in the world.

Airlines stall in tackling climate change: investor group

Mar 05 2019

OSLO Airlines are doing too little in the fight against global warming, a study funded by investors with $13 trillion of assets under management said on Tuesday.

Airlines stall in tackling climate change - investor group

Mar 05 2019

* Delta, Lufthansa, United, ANA best at managing climate risks

Norway wealth fund shrugs off Brexit, plans rise in UK investments

Feb 27 2019

OSLO Norway's $1 trillion (£753 billion) sovereign wealth fund, the world's biggest, said on Wednesday it planned to keep increasing its investments in Britain, and it shrugged off uncertainties about Brexit.

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