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Norway, Pollution, Environment
Polar zone ozone and UV exposure, under closer scrutiny than ever
Polar zone ozone and UV exposure, under closer scrutiny than ever Global changes, such as climate warming and stratospheric ozone depletion, are increasingly noticeable. Therefore, there is a need for scientists to have reliable information about atmospheric and stratospheric processes .
A pest management toolbox to reduce pesticide use
A pest management toolbox to reduce pesticide use Reducing the level of pesticide use in agriculture is a priority in Europe . A 2009 EU Directive states that the use of pesticide must be compatible with sustainable development.
Christoph Heinze: peering through the global carbon cycle
Christoph Heinze: peering through the global carbon cycle Currently, the ocean takes up about 25% of the carbon dioxide emitted by human activities. But this uptake rate is governed by a number of factors, including global warming, which are not yet entirely understood.
Lars-Otto Reiersen โ€“ Preserving the health of the Arctic
Lars-Otto Reiersen โ€“ Preserving the health of the Arctic Lars-Otto Reiersen is a marine biologist by training, now working as an environmental scientist in Norway. He has led the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) for over two decades.
Chemicals pollutants threaten health in the Arctic
Chemicals pollutants threaten health in the Arctic People living in Arctic areas can be more sensitive to pollutants due to their genetics , says researcher Arja Rautio at the Centre for Arctic Medicine in the University of Oulu , Finland.
Keeping soil pollution under watch
Keeping soil pollution under watch Large amounts of industrial contaminants, such as mineral oil, chlorinated hydrocarbons and heavy metals, are hidden in the soil and ground water across Europe.