Shamanism in Norway: Welcome Home!

Indigenize

News Flash: according to The Nordic Page, an online paper out of Oslo, the governor of Norway has just formally recognized and approved the Shamanic Association of Tromsø as a religion. All My Relations Announcements Celtic Spirituaity Spiritual Ecopsychology Ailo Gaup earth-based spirituality European indigenous tradition human rights joy Lapland Mari Boine native healers Norway occupied Norway Pagan religion religious repression Saami sami culture Sapmi Shamanic drum shamanism

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Shamanism in Norway: Welcome Home!

Indigenize

News Flash: according to The Nordic Page, an online paper out of Oslo, the governor of Norway has just formally recognized and approved the Shamanic Association of Tromsø as a religion. All My Relations Announcements Celtic Spirituaity Spiritual Ecopsychology Ailo Gaup earth-based spirituality European indigenous tradition human rights joy Lapland Mari Boine native healers Norway occupied Norway Pagan religion religious repression Saami sami culture Sapmi Shamanic drum shamanism

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Norway Creates Animal Rights Police

Eccorazzi

A heralded initiative is coming out of Norway this week, as government ministers have announced the start of a program employing animal rights cops. The three-year initiative will find an Read More The post Norway Creates Animal Rights Police appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals News Top News

Gazumped to Norway

10,000 Birds

Along with partner Elin Taranger they run Biotope in Varanger, Arctic Norway and have been a key influence in the creation of Gullfest , an exciting trip combining Taiga Birding, dog -sledding (and I’m guessing lots of drinking). Being part of the magnificence that is 10,000 Birds and getting to virtually hang out with some of the other bloggers can be entertaining and fun but occasionally there are downsides.

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Norway becomes first country to ban deforestation

Green (Living) Review

Norway has become the first country to stop clear-cutting of trees, a huge step toward curbing global deforestation. It's a pledge Norway made at the U.N. At the rate we are going, the world's rain forests could completely vanish in 100 years. In their pledge last week, Norwegian lawmakers also committed to find a way to source essential products such as palm oil, soy, beef and timber so that they leave little to no impact on their ecosystems.

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The River Angels Expedition 2010: Utla River, Norway

Wend Magazine

This film featured: “Meet the River Angels&# followed by a short documentary of the 2010 River Angels Expedition to the Utla River – a river running through the deepest canyon in Norway. Click here to view the embedded video.

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Power to the EV: Norway spearheads Europe's electric vehicle surge

Green (Living) Review

With ambitious emissions-reduction targets, support from government and the car industry, electromobility is on the verge of major expansion in Europe, reports Yale Environment 360 Oslo, Norway’s capital, like most of the Scandinavian country’s cities and towns, boasts bus-lane access for electric vehicles (EVs), recharging stations aplenty, privileged parking, and toll-free travel for electric cars.

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Freak occurrence: 323 reindeer killed by lightning in Norway

Green (Living) Review

If the chances of getting struck by lightning are slim, the chances of 323 reindeer getting struck by lightning must be miniscule, but that’s exactly what seems to have happened on a mountain plateau in Norway. When Knut Nylend, an official from the Norwegian Nature Inspectorate (Statens naturoppsyn – NNI) went out on a routine inspection near Hardangervidda National Park on Friday, he wasn’t expecting to see hundreds of dead reindeer lying across a field.

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Norway Leads Global Effort to Protect Congo Basin

Eccorazzi

Leading the way is Read More The post Norway Leads Global Effort to Protect Congo Basin appeared first on Ecorazzi. An agreement between nations in Africa and Europe will set for a comprehensive plan to protect the Congo Basin, the second biggest rainforest in the world. Causes Environment News Top News

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Norway: 2019 the highest Amazon deforestation rates in over ten years

Green Prophet

These are very alarming numbers, says Rainforest Foundation Norway. A loss the size of what we’ve seen this year is terrible news,” says Secretary-General Øyvind Eggen of Rainforest Foundation Norway (RFN). Eggen believes Norway and other countries must react immediately to the deforestation figures presented now. The post Norway: 2019 the highest Amazon deforestation rates in over ten years appeared first on Green Prophet | Impact News for the Middle East.

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What’s Summer Like in Far-North Norway?

Eco Chic

SIW LANDRO FELL in love, again, when she arrived on Jan Mayen, Norway. The post What’s Summer Like in Far-North Norway? Ecology arctic community ecology Norway summer travelThe view from Jan Mayen’s road is spectacular. Jennifer Kingsley). By Jennifer Kingsley. Siw has a partner and children back home, but Mr. Beerenberg immediately caught her eye. “Mr. Beerenberg is the most handsome man I ever saw.” He’s moody, she said, but “he almost makes my husband jealous.

Norway's Military Does "Meatless Mondays" for the Climate

Green (Living) Review

It''s not just Norway where the military is concerned about climate change. Signs of change are appearing in the United States military as well. Girls eat at Norwegian Military Girl''s Camp, 2013. Photo by Metziker / Flickr. The “Meatless Mondays” campaign was originally thought up to support the war effort during World War I, but now a modern army is using it to fight an even bigger battle—the one against climate change.

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Norway’s Opportunity to Change the Rules of Global Investing

Conservancy Talk

Norway can be the country that leads this change. This is where Norway comes in. In 110 years of independence, Norway emerged from the German occupation unified; built the modern Norwegian social welfare state; built a Norwegian energy industry; built the financial institutions to prosper from it; and built systems that empower working women. Norway has also played a central role in building global institutions such as the United Nations, NATO and GAVI.

Syria’s Seeds Are Locked Away in Norway, But Are Seed Vaults Safe?

Green Prophet

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault locked safe away in Norway has once again opened its steel doors welcoming 25,000 new seed samples including varieties of chickpeas, fava beans and other seeds from Syria. Business & Politics Travel & Nature biodiversity Norway seeds sustainable farming Syria

Oslo, Norway, is giving residents $1200 toward purchasing an electric cargo bike

Green (Living) Review

The capital of Norway, Oslo, is looking to get more of its citizens out of their cars and onto bikes, and more specifically, onto a set of wheels that is made to haul more than just a single person, in the form of grants covering part of the cost of an electric cargo bike. One way to move toward a cleaner, greener city is through offering citizens financial incentives to get out of their cars and onto two wheels.

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Norway’s Investment Can Help End Energy Poverty

Sierra Club Compass

Against the fervent protests of global coal lobbyists, Norway is considering divesting from coal while doubling down on investments in renewable energy and sustainable development internationally. That’s why Norway should include a commitment to transition energy access investment away from large-scale, centralized energy projects to small-scale, distributed clean energy like off-grid solar that turns on the lights while benefitting local economies. Solar panels in India.

Morrissey Compares Norway Tragedy to KFC and McDonald’s

Eccorazzi

Sadly, no one told Morrissey that before he decided to compare the tragedy in Norway to the business practices of McDonald’s and KFC. Morrissey said, “We all live in a murderous world, as the events in Norway have shown, with 97 dead. Not every moment is the right one to bring up the horrors of factory farming. Though that is nothing compared to what happens in McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried shit every day.&#.

Why Norway is Keen to Collect the Rest of Europe’s Rubbish

Environmental News Network

Norway is leading the way in Europe by turning other countries’ unwanted waste into energy, so they are successfully turning trash into cash. The first thing to point out is probably how ironic it might be for some people to consider that a country like Norway, which has plentiful oil supplies, is importing such a vast amount of other nations’ rubbish. In 2012, the UK actually paid to send around 45,000 tonnes of household waste collected from Bristol and Leeds to Norway.

Vanishing Ice Leads To Russia-Norway Agreement

Eco Friendly Daily

Which is why Norway and Russia recently agreed to split an area of the Barents Sea into equal parts, an area which has been highly controversial for the two countries. As the world warms, the Arctic Ocean loses much of its sea ice coverage. Experts expect the Arctic to be free of sea ice during the summer months sometime within the next couple decades. Overall, sea ice is lessening throughout the seasons, leading many thinking of the possibilities the open waters bring.

Norway to Double Carbon Tax on Oil Industry

Celsias

Norway is to double carbon tax on its North Sea oil industry and set up a £1bn fund to help combat the damaging impacts of climate change in the developing world. Norway will also plough an extra £1bn (Nkr10bn) into its funds for climate change mitigation, renewable energy , food security in

Europe’s 8 best ‘eco’ classical music festivals this summer

Green Traveler Guides

All Austria Bergen Europe Finland France Germany Grafenegg Hohenems Kuhmo Lake Chiemsee Norway Pays de la Meije Potsdam Schwarzenberg Thiré Bergen International Festival Dans Les Jardin De William Christie Eco classical music festivals in Europe Festival Europe 2015 by Frank Kuznik Festival Messiaen Graffenegg Festival green classical music festivals in Europe Herrenchiemsee Festival Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival Musikrestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci Schubertiade

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What Israel, the UAE and Qatar have in common

Green Prophet

Leading this year’s index worldwide is Norway, with a score of 82.7 Study Norway for better climate change future. All these countries could learn a thing or two from Norway, suggests Oslo’s ambassador in Washington, Kåre R. This index is an important acknowledgement of what Norway is doing,” he said. million inhabitants spread across its territory, Norway enjoys relatively low population density and a very high standard of living.

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Hydraulic power stations in Norway beautifully capture the essence of nature through design

EcoFriend

Stein Hamre Arkitektkontor As shared with us their design for new hydraulic power stations in northern Norway. Helgelands Krfat As is a well known producer of hydraulic electricity in northern Norway and in 2008 they launched a new plan of building two power stations that would complement the natural settings and also serve as a promotional attraction.

Birds Taking Over TV Screens

10,000 Birds

News BBC Norway Snowy Owl television After watching the three-eyed ravens on Game of Thrones , it seems some other members of the bird kingdom want a piece of the small-screen action. To wit: A lingering Snowy Owl plopped down right outside a television news station in Vermont. The BBC’s Winged Planet and Earthflight programs are now available on DVD.

Watch What Happens When Fashion Bloggers Work in a Sweatshop

Eco Chic

The teenagers in Norway use extreme amount of money on clothes, but no one really knows where they’re made. A lot of people shared the series, which has resulted in several clothing brands based in Norway to feel the pressure to make a change. It was certainly not easy, but at last she got a meeting with H&M Norway and told them how her experience was in Cambodia and what she feel H&M should do to make it better.

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Bernie Sanders: The Best Candidate for Higher Education.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Z ADMIN Entertainment & Culture Featured Today 2016 election bernie sanders chile education education costs Feel the Bern free college germany norway student debt unites states collegesCurrently, the United States is $19,014,777,160,000 in debt. Of that, the student debt is.

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My Eco Chick Wedding: Ethical Bridal Gowns by Leila Hafzi

Eco Chic

Norway… ‘How would I meet her?’ ’ Before I knew it, I found myself on a flight to Oslo, Norway for my fitting with Leila Hafzi herself. The designer is based in Stavanger, Norway, but holds private bridal fittings throughout the year in Oslo, Stavanger and Milan, Italy. Fair Fashion bridal eco fashion eco wedding gown ethical bride ethical wedding dress Leila Hafzi Norway Oslo samsung sustainable wedding sustainable wedding dress

This Country is Paving the Path to Save our Forests & it’s Not Who you Think.

Elephant Journal

Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) Amazon awareness carbon dioxide emissions climate change CO2 emissions deforestation environmental awareness forests global warming green norway pollution rainforest save the planetThirty-one percent of the land on the planet is covered in forest, yet that number is quickly falling.

My Eco Chick Wedding: Ethical Bridal Gowns by Leila Hafzi

Eco Chic

Norway… ‘How would I meet her?’ ’ Before I knew it, I found myself on a flight to Oslo, Norway for my fitting with Leila Hafzi herself. The designer is based in Stavanger, Norway, but holds private bridal fittings throughout the year in Oslo, Stavanger and Milan, Italy. Fair Fashion bridal eco fashion eco wedding gown ethical bride ethical wedding dress Leila Hafzi Norway Oslo samsung sustainable wedding sustainable wedding dress

My Eco Chick Wedding: Ethical Bridal Gowns by Leila Hafzi

Eco Chic

Norway… ‘How would I meet her?’ ’ Before I knew it, I found myself on a flight to Oslo, Norway for my fitting with Leila Hafzi herself. The designer is based in Stavanger, Norway, but holds private bridal fittings throughout the year in Oslo, Stavanger and Milan, Italy. Fair Fashion bridal eco fashion eco wedding gown ethical bride ethical wedding dress Leila Hafzi Norway Oslo samsung sustainable wedding sustainable wedding dress

Qatar’s Sahara Forest Project Grows Its First Cucumbers from Saltwater

Green Prophet

Cleantech, Science & Technology Food & Health Cucumbers desalination Norway Qatar Sahara Forest Project Seawater solar powerThe Gulf region is showing exactly why they are quickly becoming the top destination for renewable and clean technology in the world. A recent pilot project in Qatar aimed at growing cucumbers using seawater and solar power is just one of the more unique endeavors, and hopefully won’t have any Islamic leaders crying foul.

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The Green Buzz: Thursday, May 2

Conservancy Talk

The green news this morning has me wanting to move to Norway. Climate Change Conservation Issues Environmental News Environmental Science Green Living International North America Science Sustainable Livelihoods The Green Buzz The Nature Conservancy United States ban on drilling ban on fracking Bloomberg drilling drought exxon pipelines Farm Bill fracking Grist Huffington Post importing trash Missouri New Mexico Norway npr oslo pegasus rhino poaching South Africa Treehugger

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Aqaba’s Got Norwegian Wood — Isn’t it Good?

Green Prophet

Greenhouses will sprout in Aqaba’s desert under a pilot called The Sahara Forest Project – led by Norway. . The Norway-based company operates on a threefold premise: construct saltwater -cooled greenhouses, generate electricity from concentrated solar power (CSP), and reintroduce desert flora. Architecture & Urban Energy desalination desert framing Jordan Norway Qatar water efficiency

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Photo: is this the first polar bear to die because of climate change?

Green Blog

Biodiversity Arctic sea ice climate change Global Warming Norway polar bears Svalbard Is the polar bear, pictured above, one of the first documented cases of a polar bear dying because of the devastating effects of man-made climate change? Dr Ian Stirling, renowned polar bear expert, thinks so. A new climate report released yesterday shows that the Arctic lost record amounts of sea ice last year.

Moscow Arctic Forum promises peaceful exploitation, silent on risks

Green Blog

During the end of September the “Arctic nations&# – Canada, Russia, Norway, the United States and Denmark – met in Moscow to agree on territorial claims.

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The Norwegian terrorist is a climate denier

Green Blog

This past Friday in Norway Anders Behring Breivik, a conservative, islamophobic and Christian terrorist, detonated a car bomb outside the office of the country’s Prime Minister and other government buildings in Oslo. No wonder the two conservative and climate denying talking heads Glenn Back and Bill O’Reilley tried to downplay the terrorist attack in Norway and distance themselves from Breivik. As you know.

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The Northern Lights, Time-Lapse Style

Wend Magazine

This video was compiled from out of 50,000 still shots of the Northern Lights, taken in Northern Norway. Click here to view the embedded video. The result is a slow moving montage of the auroras as they make their way over a variety of landscapes including water, snow and cityscape. The beauty of this compilation is outstanding, so take a look at it and, if you feel compelled, leave a comment in the comments section below.

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Obama says he will attend Copenhagen climate talks, also announces emissions reduction target

Green Blog

But these numbers are much lower than those proposed by the EU and other industrialised countries such as Norway. Maybe he liked the city? Either way, President Barack Obama announced today that he will attend the climate negotiations in Copenhagen this December.

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Two Earth Awareness Films to Watch this Earth Day

Green Living Ideas

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Highlining, Base Jumping Maniacs Believe they Can fly

Wend Magazine

” Sebastien Montaz-Rosset has been following this team of bold adventurers on their exploration into highlining and base jumping around the world–capturing incredible dives, leaps and flips off beautifully towering cliffs from the Verdon Gorge to Norway. Click here to view the embedded video. To some it may seem that the Skyliners have a death wish, but to them it is about “a dream of complete freedom, the freedom of flight.”

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8 Things I Learned from Travelling with my 6-year-old.

Elephant Journal

My daughter trekked Norway with me at the age of 18 months, went to Sri Lanka at the age of three and has been living with me in Nepal for the last four years. Adventure Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) children's wisdom lessons from children travelling with children

The Art of the Solo Surf

Wend Magazine

Friends & Sponsors Advertisement Current Issue Read Buy Subscribe Pedaling Norway, Peddling Home - Brian Mohr and Emily Johnson must face uncomfortable lifestyle truths while on a pedal-powered skiing expedition through Arctic Norway. Get the FREE Wend Digital Edition!

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10 Countries with the Best Quality Tap Water to Drink

Greentumble

Norway – Pristine lake water. Norway is known as one of the best countries to live in and has a long history of valuing its environment and protecting water resources from pollution. Water is such an important resource that affects.

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