Sámi reindeer-herding families in northern Scandinavia are being hit hard by the impacts of climate change. But some may also suffer from an effort to help address climate change — a big wind farm, being built right through their herding grounds.
If only passports could talk, they would have stories to tell. By digging into the historical aspects, the dates and the travel stamps, passport collector Tom Topol has made some interesting discoveries.
Cary Fowler, founder of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault and the author of a new book documenting its story and its treasures, explains why humanity needs a seed vault at the top of the world to ensure the genetic diversity of our agricultural heritage.
Sweden's successful waste-to-energy program converts household waste into energy for heating and electricity. But they've run into an unusual problem: they simply aren't generating enough trash to power the incinerators, so they've begun importing waste from European neighbors.
Expeditions to climb Mount Everest were put on hold this year, after an accident killed 16 Sherpas. But a Chinese woman reached the summit, and officials suspect she may have inappropriately used a helicopter. Meanwhile, in China, officials are using public trials to send a message to Uighur separatists, and Norway's touted prostitution reform is under attack. All that in today's Global Scan.
"Occupied" is a new 10-episode drama airing on Norwegian TV this fall and it's caused quite a diplomatic stir. The show depicts a Russian invasion of Norway and they've taken over the Nordic country's oil supply. The Russian Embassy in Oslo has criticized the show for its Cold War scare tactics.
Oil fuels your car, heats your home. It's in toys, cosmetics, some clothes, most plastics. But it too often comes from places where people are suffering or indirectly funding terror. What can you do? An author has some ideas.
Nearly a million Norwegians tuned in to a TV show devoted to a fire. The live program featured people stacking wood, sitting around a fire and then the fire burning for hours. The man behind this slow burning hit is Rune Moeklebust.