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Ice melting due to climate change reveals pre-Viking artifacts in Norway

Mountain ice is melting because of climate change in places like Norway, and an unexpected benefit is that researchers have uncovered archaeological finds. A team led by Lars Pilø of the Oppland City Council recently published their discoveries on artifacts related to reindeer hunting in Royal Society Open Science, and Pilø wrote in a blog post, “This is a new and fantastic archaeological record of past human activity in some of the most remote and forbidding landscapes.” View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Norway shoots for 100% electric short-haul flights by 2040

More than 50 percent of new car sales in Norway were electric vehicles, according to Electrek. Now the country aims to take the electric revolution to the skies. Norwegian airports public operator Avinor wants all their short-haul flights to be electric in just over 20 years. CEO Dag Falk-Petersen told Agence France Presse (AFP) they’re hoping “to be the first in the world” to switch over to all-electric air transportation. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

World’s first full-scale ship tunnel could be built in Norway

Ships could soon travel through a one mile-long ship tunnel in Norway. The Stad Ship Tunnel, pursued by the Norwegian Coastal Administration, could allow ships safer passage on the Stadhavet Sea, a notoriously dangerous area. The tunnel could accommodate 70 to 120 ships passing through every single day.

Since the 1870′s, ideas for a ship tunnel on the Stadhavet Sea in Norway have been tossed around. The sea is dangerous – Vikings even dragged their ships on the shore instead of sailing… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Norway builds unique Bicycle Hotel to encourage more commuters to travel on two wheels

Norway’s “best cycling city” has added a new feature to make two-wheeled transport even easier for local residents and visitors. The new Bicycle Hotel (or the native “sykkel hotell”) adjacent to the main square of the train station in Lillestrøm (near Oslo) is that element. The project, commissioned by Norwegian National Railways as a public space, offers just over 5,000 square feet of bike storage space that is protected from the elements. The aim is to make cycling even easier for people… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Norway to build world’s first floating underwater traffic tunnels

An ambitious new plan in Norway would install a series of “submerged floating bridges” to help travelers easily cross the nation’s many fjords. At present, the only way to travel across the bodies of water involves taking a series of ferries, an inconvenient and time-consuming process. Each of the submerged bridges could consist of a large tube suspended under around 100 feet of water, and will be wide enough for two lanes of traffic.

Each submerged bridge would be held up by pontoons… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Norway becomes the first country in world to commit to a zero deforestation supply chain

Norway has become the first country in the world to commit to zero deforestation in the government’s public procurement policy. The Norwegian parliament’s Standing Committee on Energy and the Environment made the pledge in a recommendation on the government’s Action Plan on Nature Diversity. The committee requested that the government “impose requirements to ensure that public procurements do not contribute to deforestation of the rainforest.”

The committee also requested… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building