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Earth sweltered again in 2017: hottest year without an El Nino

OSLO (Reuters) - Last year was the second or third warmest on record behind 2016, and the hottest without an extra dose of heat caused by an El Niño event in the Pacific Ocean, the United Nations said on Thursday.

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2017 was second or third warmest year, behind 2016 - U.N.

OSLO (Reuters) - Last year was the second or third warmest on record behind 2016, and the hottest without an extra dose of heat caused by an El Niño event in the Pacific Ocean, the United Nations said on Thursday.

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Snus tobacco on the rise as Norway smoking halved in a decade

OSLO (Reuters) - The share of Norwegians who smoke on a daily basis has halved in the last decade and was last year exceeded for the first time by the use of snus, a wet snuff tobacco product, Statistics Norway said on Thursday.

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Tracking Europe's waste: 'There's gold in them landfills'

OSLO (Reuters) - Some of Europe's richest deposits of valuable materials are in the trash, ranging from gold in smartphones to cobalt in electric car batteries, according to a survey of urban mining published on Wednesday.

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Norway's sovereign fund excludes 9 more firms on ethics grounds

OSLO, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Norway's $1.07 trillion sovereign wealth fund has excluded nine more companies from its portfolio based on breaches of its ethical investment criteria, the Norwegian central bank, which manages the fund, said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Norway to ban fur farms as fox, mink go out of fashion

OSLO (Reuters) - A plan by Norway's government to phase out fur farms by 2025 dismayed producers and delighted animal rights activists on Monday as a sign that fur is out of fashion even in a nation that was once the world's top producer of fox pelts.

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Abbas Calls Oslo Accords Dead and Blasts U.S.: ‘Damn Your Money!’

The Palestinian Authority leader assailed the Trump administration over its handling of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, vowing to reject American leadership of any peace talks.

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'Thanks, but no thanks' - Norwegians reject Trump's immigration offer

OSLO (Reuters) - Many Norwegians rejected on Friday a suggestion by U.S. President Donald Trump that they would be more welcome to move to the United States than immigrants from "shithole countries" such as Haiti or African nations.

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Norway's Liberals to join government: public broadcaster NRK

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's Conservative-led government has agreed to include the small centrist Liberal Party in the cabinet, public broadcaster NRK reported on Friday.

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Warming set to breach Paris accord's toughest limit by mid century: draft

OSLO (Reuters) - Global warming is on track to breach the toughest limit set in the Paris climate agreement by the middle of this century unless governments make unprecedented economic shifts from fossil fuels, a draft U.N. report said.

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Norway's Labour Party deputy leader resigns over harassment allegations

OSLO (Reuters) - The deputy head of Norway's main opposition Labour Party said on Sunday he was resigning following accusations of sexual harassment.

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Corals at risk as underwater heat waves strike more often

OSLO (Reuters) - High ocean temperatures are harming tropical corals almost five times more often than in the 1980s, undermining reefs' ability to survive marine heat waves caused by man-made climate change, scientists said on Thursday.

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2017 was second hottest year on record, after sizzling 2016: report

OSLO (Reuters) - Last year was the second hottest worldwide on record, just behind a sweltering 2016, with signs of climate change ranging from wildfires to a thaw of Arctic ice, a European Union monitoring center said on Thursday.

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U.S. court should demand more info on Seadrill restructuring, watchdog says

OSLO/CHICAGO, Jan 4 (Reuters) - A U.S. court should dismiss the information provided by drilling rig firm Seadrill about its restructuring plan as inadequate, a U.S. government bankruptcy watchdog said in a filing on Wednesday.

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Norwegian Air won't need expensive aircraft leases in 2018 -CEO

OSLO, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Budget carrier Norwegian Air is better prepared to cope with peak travel seasons in 2018, and does not plan to rent expensive aircraft or crews from other companies, Chief Executive Bjoern Kjos told reporters on Thursday.

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2017 was second hottest year on record, after 2016: European data

OSLO (Reuters) - Last year was the second hottest worldwide on record, just behind a sweltering 2016 with signs of climate change ranging from wildfires to a thaw of Arctic ice, a European Union monitoring center said on Thursday.

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Norway powers ahead (electrically): over half new car sales now electric or hybrid

OSLO (Reuters) - Sales of electric and hybrid cars rose above half of new registrations in Norway in 2017, a record aided by generous subsidies that extended the country's lead in shifting from fossil-fuel engines, data showed on Wednesday.

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More than half of new Norway car sales now electric or hybrid

OSLO (Reuters) - Sales of electric and hybrid cars exceeded half of new registrations in Norway in 2017, a record aided by generous subsidies that extended the Nordic nation's lead in a shift from fossil-fuel engines, data showed on Wednesday.

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Norway's wealth fund expands management team with 3 appointments

OSLO, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, has elevated three women to its top management team, expanding the leadership group to 11 people from eight, Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Norway Labour Party's deputy leader suspended over harassment allegations

OSLO (Reuters) - The deputy head of Norway's top opposition Labour Party has temporarily stepped down from his leadership post following accusations of sexual harassment, the party said on Monday.

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Norway says made 'good progress' in China trade talks

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway and China made "good progress" in a recent round of negotiations over a planned free trade agreement in Beijing, the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries said in a statement on Friday.

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UPDATE 2-Norway's Supreme Court to hear Gassled pipeline case

OSLO, Dec 22 (Reuters) - The Norwegian Supreme Court will hear an appeal from the owners of Gassled, Norway's gas infrastructure network, in a case involving the government's decision to cut pipeline tariffs, Njord Gas Infrastructure said on Friday.

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Climate change seen causing big rise in migrant flow to EU by 2100

OSLO (Reuters) - Rapid global warming could almost triple the number of migrants reaching the European Union by 2100, adding to factors such as war and persecution that force people to leave home, scientists said on Thursday.

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UPDATE 1-Statoil to extend Snorre oilfield output under $2.3 bln plan

OSLO, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Norway's Statoil will extend output from its Snorre oilfield in the North Sea by some 25 years under a 19 billion Norwegian crown ($2.26 billion) investment plan announced on Thursday.

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Statoil presents $2.3 bln plan for Snorre oilfield extension

OSLO, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Norway's Statoil on Thursday presented plans to extend output from the North Sea Snorre oilfield by some 25 years and increase recovery by close to 200 million barrels.

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Plastic found in mussels from Arctic to China - enters human food

OSLO (Reuters) - Tiny bits of plastic are contaminating mussels from the European Arctic to China in a sign of the global spread of ocean pollution that can end up on people's dinner plates.

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Barclays proposes alternative Seadrill restructuring plan-court filing

OSLO (Reuters) - British bank Barclays Plc has submitted an alternative proposal to restructure Seadrill , the oil rig company said in a U.S. court filing.

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UPDATE 1-More scrapping may lift oil tanker rates in late 2018 -Frontline CEO

OSLO, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Oil tanker firm Frontline expects shipping firms to scrap more old vessels which may lead to a recovery in rates for the remaining global fleet in the second half of 2018, its chief executive told Reuters on Monday.

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Opera Software changes name to Otello Corporation

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's Opera Software has changed its name to Otello Corporation, it said in a statement on Monday.

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Seadrill confirms receiving rival bids for its debt restructuring

OSLO, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Drilling rig firm Seadrill confirmed on Wednesday it had received two rival bids for its debt restructuring from unsecured bondholders.

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Electronic waste at new high, squandering gold, other metals: study

OSLO (Reuters) - Electronic waste rose to a record 45 million tonnes worldwide in 2016, squandering valuable metals such as gold and copper since few trashed televisions, cellphones or other products get recycled, a U.N.-backed study showed on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1-Seadrill bondholders propose alternative debt restructuring -sources

OSLO, Dec 12 (Reuters) - An unofficial committee of Seadrill's unsecured bondholders has submitted a binding alternative proposal for the company's restructuring, two sources familiar with the proposal told Reuters on Tuesday.

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Seadrill bondholders propose alternative debt restructuring -sources

OSLO, Dec 12 (Reuters) - An unofficial committee of Seadrill's unsecured bondholders has submitted a binding alternative proposal for the company's restructuring, two sources familiar with the proposal told Reuters on Tuesday.

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Norway parties inclined to back fund's plan to slash oil exposure -report

OSLO, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, will probably win backing from parliament for its proposal to cut most oil and gas stocks from its portfolio, business daily Dagens Naeringsliv reported on Tuesday.

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Big investors press major companies to step up climate action

OSLO (Reuters) - More than 200 institutional investors with $26 trillion in assets under management said on Tuesday they would step up pressure on the world's biggest corporate greenhouse gas emitters to combat climate change.

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BRIEF-Oslo Bourse cuts REC, Nanovector from OBX, adds Norwegian Finans, Questerre

* OSLO BOURSE CUTS REC SILICON AND NORDIC NANOVECTOR FROM OBX INDEX, ADDS NORWEGIAN FINANS HOLDING AND QUESTERRE

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Nobel peace laureate group urges nuclear powers to adopt ban-the-bomb treaty

OSLO (Reuters) - The leader of the group that won this year's Nobel Peace Prize on Sunday urged nuclear nations to adopt a United Nations treaty banning atomic weapons in order to prevent "the end of us".

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Norway's Liberal Party seeks to join government

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's Liberal Party will launch formal negotiations to join the right-wing cabinet of Prime Minister Erna Solberg, it said on Saturday, although the government would still be ruling in a minority even if the small centrist group is included.

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Nobel peace laureate group tells U.S., North Korea to negotiate

OSLO (Reuters) - A survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bombing and the leader of the group that won this year's Nobel Peace Prize on Saturday urged the United States and North Korea to tone down their rhetoric and negotiate together to avoid a nuclear strike.

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Norway cuts payments to Brazil after Amazon forest losses rise

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway has slashed its annual payments to Brazil to protect the Amazon rainforest by 60 percent to $42 million after a rise in forest destruction in 2016, but welcomed signs that losses have slowed this year, Norway's Environment Ministry said on Friday.

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REFILE-UPDATE 2-Norway wealth fund in first Asia property deal with Tokyo acquisition

OSLO, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund has made its first real estate investment in Asia by acquiring a 70 percent stake in five properties in Tokyo and hopes to do more property deals in the Japanese capital, it said on Thursday.

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UPDATE 1-Norway wealth fund makes first Asia property deal with Tokyo acquisition

OSLO, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Norway's $1-trillion sovereign wealth fund has made its first real estate investment in Asia by acquiring a 70-percent stake in five properties in Tokyo, it said on Friday.

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Norway wealth fund makes first Asia property deal with Tokyo acquisition

OSLO, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund has made its first real estate investment in Asia by acquiring a 70-percent stake in five properties in Tokyo, it said on Friday.

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Global warming may be more severe than expected by 2100: study

OSLO (Reuters) - World temperatures could rise 15 percent more than expected this century, obliging governments to make deeper cuts in greenhouse gas emissions to limit global warming, scientists said on Wednesday.

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Scientists look to Bali volcano for clues to curb climate change

OSLO (Reuters) - Climate scientists are tracking an erupting volcano on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali for clues about a possible short-cut to curb global warming by injecting sun-dimming chemicals high above the Earth.

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U.S., Britain, France accused of snubbing anti-nuclear Nobel Prize

OSLO (Reuters) - The anti-nuclear group which won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize accused the United States, Britain and France on Wednesday of snubbing its disarmament work by planning to send only second-rank diplomats to the award ceremony next month.

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Norway's wealth fund says sale of oil stocks will take years

OSLO, Nov 28 (Reuters) - The Norwegian sovereign wealth fund's proposed multi-billion dollar divestment from oil and gas stocks will take many years to complete, Chief Executive Yngve Slyngstad told reporters on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 1-Norway's wealth fund gives reasons for energy shares decision

OSLO, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund said it found no significant differences in expected return for oil and gas shares and the market as it set out more details of its plans to cut investments in energy companies.

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Norway's wealth fund sees no significant differences between oil, gas stocks and market

OSLO, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund said on Tuesday it found no significant differences in expected return for oil and gas stocks and the market.

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Shipping tycoon Fredriksen raises stake in debt collector Axactor, shares rise

OSLO, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Shipping and seafood billionaire John Fredriksen consolidated his position as the top shareholder in debt collector Axactor by buying more stock in the firm on Thursday, lifting the firm's share price.

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UPDATE 1-Norway's minority government wins backing for 2018 fiscal budget

OSLO, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Norway's right-wing minority government reached a deal on Wednesday with two centrist parties for a 2018 budget, securing the plan's passage in parliament, the parties said.

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Norway's police downgrade threat level

OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian police said on Wednesday they had lowered the national threat assessment, but still regarded an attack by militants as a possibility.

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Turkey pulls troops out of NATO exercise over 'enemy' list

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey is pulling 40 soldiers out of a NATO exercise in Norway, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, after his name appeared in a list of enemies on a poster at the drill, an incident that drew an apology from both the military alliance and Oslo.

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Norway environmental lawsuit says Arctic oil plan violates constitution

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's plan for Arctic oil exploration is unconstitutional because it violates the right to a healthy environment, a lawyer for Greenpeace and the Nature and Youth environmental group told an Oslo court on Tuesday.

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Norway should cancel 2015 Arctic oil licenses, court told

OSLO, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Norway's plans for Arctic oil exploration are unconstitutional and should be stopped, an Oslo court was told on Tuesday.

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Seeking to slow climate change, lawsuits look to the constitution

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Climate activists will argue in an Oslo court this week that Norway's plans for Arctic oil exploration are unconstitutional, in an emerging branch of law where plaintiffs are trying to enlist a nation's founding principles to limit warming.

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Questerre seeks output growth as Q3 net loss widens

OSLO, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Canadian oil and gas firm Questerre said in its Q3 earnings report:

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Anti-Trump group says most of U.S. economy backs Paris climate pact

OSLO (Reuters) - U.S. cities, states and businesses accounting for more than half the country's economy remain committed to the 2015 Paris climate accord despite President Donald Trump's plan to pull out, an anti-Trump alliance said on Saturday.

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Norway receives first F-35 fighter jet

OSLO, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Norway on Friday received the first three of the 40 F-35 fighter jets it ordered from Lockheed-Martin as part of efforts to beef up its air force.

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UPDATE 1-Norway's wealth fund seeks better currency market deal for clients

OSLO, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, on Friday called for more transparency in global foreign exchange markets to cut the cost of transactions and make them more efficient.

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Norway's wealth fund calls for more transparency in foreign exchange markets

OSLO, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, on Friday called for more transparency in global foreign exchange markets in a bid to reduce the cost of trades and make transactions more efficient.

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Bloomberg gives $50 million to aid shift from coal worldwide

OSLO (Reuters) - Former New York mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg is donating $50 million to help nations around the world shift from coal to combat pollution and climate change, expanding his funding outside the United States.

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Bonn talks test global resolve to fix climate, without Trump

OSLO (Reuters) - Governments will try to bolster a 2015 pact to combat climate change at annual talks in Germany from Monday strained by President Donald Trump's plan to pull out and instead promote the U.S. coal and oil industries.

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Olympics: Norway aims for record 30 medals in Pyeongchang

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway is aiming to win a record 30 medals at the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea and rank among the top three nations, Norway's Olympic committee said on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 2-Norwegian police drop inquiry into ex-Vimpelcom chief

OSLO, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Norwegian police have ended a corruption investigation into the former chief executive of Vimpelcom, the company now known as Veon, saying on Wednesday he was no longer a suspect.

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UPDATE 1-Norwegian police drop case against ex-Vimpelcom chief

OSLO, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Norwegian police have ended a corruption investigation into the former chief executive of Vimpelcom, a company now known as Veon, saying on Wednesday he was no longer a suspect.

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Norway police says ex-Vimpelcom chief Lunder no longer a suspect

OSLO, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Jo Lunder, the former chief executive officer of Vimpelcom, is no longer considered a suspect in a corruption probe, Norwegian police said on Wednesday.

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Statoil aims to sign power purchase agreement in New York by end-2018

OSLO, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Norway's Statoil aims to sign a power purchase agreement with a U.S. utility to develop an offshore wind power project off New York, a senior company official said on Tuesday.

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Top 250 firms emit third of CO2; few have strong goals to cut: study

OSLO (Reuters) - The world's 250 biggest listed companies account for a third of all man-made greenhouse gas emissions yet few have strong goals to limit rising temperatures, a study showed on Tuesday.

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Top 250 firms emit third of CO2; few have strong goals to cut-study

OSLO, Oct 31 (Reuters) - The world's 250 biggest listed companies account for a third of all man-made greenhouse gas emissions yet few have strong goals to limit rising temperatures, a study showed on Tuesday.

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Climate change harms health worldwide as millions swelter: study

OSLO (Reuters) - Climate change has caused severe harm to human health since the year 2000 by stoking more heat waves, the spread of some mosquito-borne diseases and under-nutrition as crops fail, scientists said on Tuesday.

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One body found near wreckage of Russian helicopter off Svalbard

OSLO (Reuters) - The body of a man who died when a Russian Mi-8 helicopter crashed off the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard on Thursday was found near the crash site at the bottom of the sea, the office of the governor of Svalbard said on Monday.

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Russian helicopter missing off Norway found: rescue center

OSLO (Reuters) - The wreckage of a Russian Mi-8 helicopter missing off Svalbard, Norway, since October 26 has been located, Norway's rescue coordination center said on Sunday.

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Big role for U.S. at climate talks despite withdrawal from Paris deal

OSLO/LONDON (Reuters) - The United States will play a big role at global talks next month on shaping the Paris agreement on climate change, to the dismay of some nations that want Washington sidelined because of President Donald Trump's plan to withdraw from the deal.

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Norway's wealth fund CEO says more banks to review CO2 footprint after BNP Paribas move

OSLO, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund expects more banks to address how their lending contributes to greenhouse gas emissions after BNP Paribas' decision to stop funding shale energy projects, the fund's CEO said on Friday.

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Russian helicopter lost in Arctic still missing on second day

OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian rescuers were searching for a second day on Friday for a Russian helicopter that went missing at sea with eight people on board off the coast of the Arctic Svalbard archipelago.

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Norway searches for Russian helicopter missing in Arctic sea

OSLO/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Norwegian rescuers searched in vain on Thursday for a Russian helicopter missing at sea with eight people aboard off the coast of the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard.

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Russian helicopter missing at sea off Arctic island

OSLO/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Norwegian rescuers searched on Thursday for a Russian helicopter missing at sea with eight people on board off the coast of the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard.

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U.S. companies act on climate despite Trump: survey

OSLO (Reuters) - U.S. companies are still among the most ambitious in setting targets to combat global warming despite President Donald Trump's plans to quit the 195-nation Paris climate agreement, a 2017 survey showed on Tuesday.

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U.S. companies act on climate despite Trump - survey

OSLO, Oct 24 (Reuters) - U.S. companies are still among the most ambitious in setting targets to combat global warming despite President Donald Trump's plans to quit the 195-nation Paris climate agreement, a 2017 survey showed on Tuesday.

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Forest fires stoke record loss in world tree cover: monitor

OSLO (Reuters) - Forest fires in Brazil and Indonesia contributed to a record loss in global tree cover in 2016, equivalent to the size of New Zealand, that could accelerate deforestation blamed for climate change, an independent forest monitoring network said on Monday.

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Forest fires stoke record loss in world tree cover in 2016: monitor GFW

OSLO (Reuters) - Forest fires in Brazil and Indonesia contributed to a record loss in global tree cover in 2016, equivalent to the size of New Zealand, an independent forest monitoring network said on Monday.

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Norway wealth fund watchdog reviewing investment in U.S. pipeline firm

OSLO, Oct 23 (Reuters) - The ethics watchdog for Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund is reviewing allegations that U.S. pipeline operator Energy Transfer Partners may breach the fund's investment guidelines.

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Twelve big cities to buy zero emissions buses, extend green areas

OSLO (Reuters) - Twelve major cities including London, Paris, Los Angeles and Cape Town promised on Monday to buy only zero-emissions buses from 2025 and to make major areas free of fossil fuel emissions by 2030 to protect the environment.

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'Save the dung beetle!' Global science chief says biodiversity vital

OSLO (Reuters) - Governments should extend the protection of nature far beyond iconic creatures such as tigers and elephants to species including worms and beetles that are vital to human prosperity, the chair of a global scientific project said on Thursday.

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Picasso Murals Caught Up in Terrorist Attack’s Bitter Legacy

An Oslo building seen as a symbol of social democracy, and damaged in a deadly 2011 car bombing, is to be torn down, with its artworks relocated.

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Norway to appoint first woman foreign minister: reports

OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian Defence Minister Ine Eriksen Soereide will on Friday be named minister of foreign affairs, making her the first woman to hold the post, local media reported on Wednesday.

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Norwegian Air may strike long-haul passenger deal with JetBlue-CEO

OSLO, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Norwegian Air Shuttle would like to cooperate with U.S. JetBlue Airways on bookings for long-haul passengers, Chief Executive Bjoern Kjos told Reuters on Wednesday.

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RPT-Small-scale FLNG consortium eyes Australia pilot site

OSLO, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Norway's Add Energy, Australia's Transborders Energy and other partners will pick a site early next year for a low-cost floating liquefid natural gas (FLNG) development, the Norwegian consultancy firm said on Tuesday.

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Small-scale FLNG consortium eyes Australia pilot site

OSLO, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Norway's Add Energy, Australia's Transborders Energy and other partners will pick a site early next year for a low-cost floating liquefid natural gas (FLNG) development, the Norwegian consultancy firm said on Tuesday.

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Fiji urges 'absolute dedication' to toughest climate target

OSLO (Reuters) - Fiji called on Tuesday for "absolute dedication" to the strictest limits on global warming as it prepares to preside at U.N. talks next month seeking to keep the Paris climate agreement on track after a U.S. pullout.

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Plant more trees to combat climate change: scientists

OSLO (Reuters) - Planting forests and other activities that harness the power of nature could play a major role in limiting global warming under the 2015 Paris agreement, an international study showed on Monday.

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Norway seeks to trim lavish electric car subsidies

OSLO, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Norway plans to trim lavish tax breaks for Tesla and other electric cars that have given it the world's highest rate of battery-vehicle ownership, the right-wing government proposed on Thursday.

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From thin air to stone: greenhouse gas test starts in Iceland

OSLO (Reuters) - A Swiss company will start to extract carbon dioxide from thin air in Iceland on Thursday, seeking to transform the gas into rock far below ground in a first test of a costly technology meant to slow climate change.

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UPDATE 1-Uber suspends unlicensed service in Norway in change of tack

Oct 9 (Reuters) - Uber said on Monday it would suspend its unlicensed service UberPOP in Oslo until Norway introduces new rules, as the U.S. ride-hailing app adopts a more conciliatory tone with national authorities.

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Uber suspends unlicensed service in Norway in change of tack

(Reuters) - Uber said on Monday it would suspend its unlicensed service UberPOP in Oslo until Norway introduces new rules, as the U.S. ride-hailing app adopts a more conciliatory tone with national authorities.

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Anti-nuclear campaign group wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO/GENEVA (Reuters) - The Norwegian Nobel Committee, warning of a rising risk of nuclear war and the spread of weapons to North Korea, awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday to a little-known campaign group seeking a global ban on nuclear arms.

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Anti-nuclear campaign ICAN wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO/GENEVA (Reuters) - The Norwegian Nobel Committee, warning of a rising risk of nuclear war, awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday to a little-known international campaign group advocating for a ban on nuclear weapons.

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Norway to study shift from oil to tackle climate risks: minister

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway will study ways to make its economy greener and reduce dependence on oil and gas reserves that are likely to lose value amid efforts to slow climate change, Environment Minister Vidar Helgesen said on Thursday.

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Brown energy? Dung to power Finnish horse show

OSLO (Reuters) - Horse manure will generate electricity for an international horse show in Finland this month in a new form of alternative energy, Finnish utility Fortum said on Wednesday.