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Norwegian government boycotts Malaysian timber giant

The Norwegian government has excluded the Malaysian timber giant Samling from its pension fund on ethical grounds.
"The decision to exclude these companies… is based on the Council on Ethics assessment that they are contributing to or are themselves responsible for grossly unethical activity."
- Minister of Finance Sigbjørn Johnsen

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Norwegian government boycotts Malaysian timber giant

Source: Ekklesia, Wed September 01, 2010
The Norwegian government has excluded the Malaysian timber giant Samling from its pension fund on ethical grounds.

Muscles can remember their strength

Source: Discovery News, Wed September 01, 2010
Pumping up is easier for people who have been buff before, and now scientists think they know why -- muscles retain a memory of their former fitness even as they wither from lack of use.

Key Countries Partner to Reduce Deforestation Emissions

Source: Sustainable Life Media, Wed June 02, 2010
At the Oslo Climate and Forest Conference in Norway on Friday, over 50 developed and developing countries signed a “Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation” (REDD) partnership, committing to spend over $4 billion in the next three years to reduce emissions from deforestation activities.

Norway To Finance World’s Biggest Wind Turbine

Source: Planet Ark, Wed February 17, 2010
Norway will spend 137 million crowns ($23 million) to build what it says will be the world's biggest wind turbine with rotors 145 meters in diameter and producing 10 megawatts of electricity, green energy incubator Enova said.

Floating wind turbine launched

Source: BBC, Sat June 06, 2009
The world's first floating wind turbine is to be towed out to sea this weekend

Rare Dolphins by the Hundreds Found in Bangladesh

Source: ENS, Sun April 19, 2009
The discovery of 6,000 rare dolphins in Bangladesh and new guidelines for marine wildlife viewing in the Pacific Islands are among the announcements made this week at the First International Conference on Marine Mammal Protected Areas underway on the island of Maui.

Norway joins fight to save Amazon this article opens in a new window

Source: BBC, Wed September 17, 2008
Norway pledges $1bn to a new fund to help Brazil preserve its Amazon rainforest and cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Norway mall offers shoppers greenhouse gas credits

Source: ENN, Tue February 26, 2008
Oslo, Norway - Half a kg of salmon; two kg of potatoes; a tonne of greenhouse gas reductions -- shoppers at one Norwegian mall can now buy cuts in their carbon footprint as they pick up their weekly groceries.

Rain Power: Harvesting Energy from the Sky

Source:, Wed January 23, 2008
Grenoble, France - Researchers who study energy harvesting see energy all around us we just need to find a way to capture that energy. One of the latest energy harvesting techniques is converting the mechanical energy from falling raindrops into electricity that can be used to power sensors and other electronics devices.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

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