As the Arctic warms, it’s opening up a whole new economic frontier, with big opportunities for tourism, shipping and resource development, including oil and gas. But that also brings a whole new array of risks for the region and the world.
After centuries on the margins, the Indigenous Sámi of the Arctic regions of Scandinavia are starting to reassert their cultural identity. And they say the world can't solve the climate crisis without perspectives like theirs.
Dubbed Trident Juncture, the exercise is by far the biggest in Norway since the early 1980s, a sign that the alliance wants to sharpen its defenses after years of cost cuts and far-flung combat missions.
Reports of vulgar, offensive outbursts by the president of the United States have real-world consequences. One is the impact on America's reputation overseas and its ability to lead and influence world events — its "soft power." That's the argument from Norwegian statesman Jan Egeland.
“The fossil fuel industry, which has been an awful good business for the last 200 years, isn't a good business going forward. And the smart money is heading for the exits now,” says environmentalist Bill McKibben.
It took pressure, and lots of it, to get Iranian cartoonist known as "Eaten Fish" out of the Australian-run detention camp and it was social media that started the domino of pressure and activism that finally freed him.
For the Geo Quiz, we're looking for a Norwegian seaport up above the Arctic Circle: It's in the extreme northeast corner of Norway, near the border with Russia. This northern city is also the northern-most stop for the Hurtigruten cruise line.
Former Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik talks about how clinical depression forced him to leave office ten years ago, and his recent advocacy work to help end the stigma of mental illness.
Living on Earth's Jessica Ilyse Smith reports that researchers are working on wind turbines that will float on water. Modeled on deep-sea oil rigs the floating windmills will be able to harness the strong, consistent wind far out at sea.
Today's Geo Quiz asked you to name one of Norway's northernmost towns, on the island of Spitsbergen in the Arctic Ocean. The answer is Longyearbyen. Residents there have just emerged from their long "polar
night" when the sun never rises for months. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Irene Gustafson, a tourism specialist in the Norwegian town.
The fallout from the travails of Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch is rippling across Europe. And it's come at a time when the continent doesn't need more gloomy economic news. The World's Gerry Hadden reports.