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Scientists Mull Arctic’s Slow CO2 Loss

A Danish team of scientists is puzzled to find that in some parts of the Arctic the permafrost is releasing carbon dioxide more slowly than expected during its annual thaw.

Posted on Jul 29, 2013 READ MORE



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Gaze Upon the Danish Dream of Freedom

Unlike the Danes, American society has abstracted freedom from its prerequisite of economic security. Vermonters learned of enviable Danish freedom in a series of town meetings this month with one of their senators, Bernie Sanders, and Peter Taksoe-Jensen, the Danish ambassador to the U.S.

Posted on May 28, 2013 READ MORE



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Sperm Bank Bans Redheads

Cryos, an international network of sperm banks based in Denmark, is refusing donations from gingers, because, says director Ole Schou, there simply isn’t demand outside of Ireland, where red hair sells “like hot cakes.” The company is most interested in sperm from Indian donors and those with brown hair and eyes. (more)

Posted on Sep 18, 2011 READ MORE



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Denmark Elects First Female Prime Minister

The people of Denmark elected their first female prime minister Thursday, bringing the center-left Social Democratic Party to power after 10 years with a right-wing government.

Posted on Sep 16, 2011 READ MORE



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‘In a Better World’: Oscar Bait Without Much Bite

Despite landing the Oscar for best foreign film, not to mention some good acting, “In a Better World” aims for the heart—and misses.

Posted on Apr 1, 2011 READ MORE



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Danish Cartoonist’s Attacker Gets 9 Years

The man who attacked cartoonist Kurt Westergaard after his caricature of the Prophet Muhammad was printed in a Danish newspaper has been convicted of attempted murder and terrorism and sentenced to nine years in prison.

Posted on Feb 4, 2011 READ MORE



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Danish Paper Apologizes for Cartoon

A Danish newspaper that published a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad wearing a bomb-shaped turban has apologized for offending Muslims. The penitence was part of a settlement between the paper and eight Muslim groups. The apology has been denounced by other members of the Danish media, which previously stood united in rejecting calls to back down in the face of Islamic outrage over the cartoon.

Posted on Feb 26, 2010 READ MORE


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What Went Awry in Copenhagen?

A lot of hoopla, and even hope, went into this month’s Copenhagen climate convention, and leaders from a slew of nations showed up to try to strike an agreement. So why wasn’t a bigger, better deal reached by the end of their power huddle?

Posted on Dec 22, 2009 READ MORE


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Forecast Uncertain at Copenhagen Conference’s End

The world leaders who showed up for the final stretch of the Copenhagen climate summit, perhaps assuming that their lesser representatives would have paved the way for a relatively easy finale, were in for some long hours and tough talks lasting into the night. Things didn’t go as planned, it seems, and rifts between countries weren’t being resolved in time Friday to strike the deals they sorely needed to make. Updated

Posted on Dec 18, 2009 READ MORE



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U.S. Tries to Break Copenhagen Deadlock

In a move to ostensibly “save” the United Nations’ climate talks in Copenhagen, the U.S. has pledged to support a $100 billion multilateral fund to help poor countries adapt to climate change and develop environmentally friendly technologies.

Posted on Dec 17, 2009 READ MORE



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Copenhagen Protests Call for Emission Cuts

The Copenhagen climate conference brought not only heads of states to discuss the environment but tens of thousands of demonstrators demanding action by the leaders to cut emissions. Later, violence led to arrests ...  Update

Posted on Dec 12, 2009 READ MORE


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Danish PM Hopeful About Copenhagen Climate Summit

Even if all the countries slated to show up in Copenhagen for next month’s climate talks are represented around the negotiating table, there remains a huge amount of work to do. For one, a legally binding measure to replace the Kyoto Treaty has yet to be created. Still, Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen is “optimistic” about the summit.

Posted on Nov 2, 2009 READ MORE


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Two Arrested for Alleged Plot on Danish Paper

Two men from Chicago were arrested recently for allegedly plotting to attack overseas targets, including the Danish newspaper that sparked a huge controversy in 2006 by running the now-infamous cartoon of the prophet Mohammed sporting an explosive turban.

Posted on Oct 27, 2009 READ MORE


Arctic Land Grab Update: Russia Claims Victory

Russian officials say they have proof to back up Moscow’s claim to the north pole—and nearly half a million square miles of neutral Arctic territory—but don’t expect Denmark, Canada and the U.S. to go down without a fight. It’s all part of a nakedly opportunistic attempt to cash in on energy resources made available by global warming and melting ice caps.

Posted on Sep 20, 2007 READ MORE


Not So Fast, Putin

For years the North Pole has been considered international territory, and that seemed to suit everyone just fine until global warming came along, making it theoretically easier to extract oil and gas from the region. The Russians kicked off the land grab by planting an underwater flag, and now Denmark is launching a similar expedition. Canada, Norway and the U.S. also have territory disputes in the Arctic.

Posted on Aug 10, 2007 READ MORE


Why Danes Are So Happy

Multiple studies have suggested that Danes are the happiest people on the planet, but an article in the medical journal bmj.com goes one step further and attempts to understand why. Most likely reason they’re so satisfied: low expectations. (h/t boingboing.net)

Posted on Jan 22, 2007 READ MORE


Denmark Is Happiest Country, Study Says

According to a scientist at the University of Leicester in England, Burundi is the unhappiest country in the world, and the U.S. came in 23rd out of 178 countries ranked.

Posted on Jul 28, 2006 READ MORE


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Denmark, Iran Near War Over Pastry Naming Rights

Riots sweep the streets of Denmark after Iranians rename Danish pastries “roses of the Prophet Muhammad.” (satire)

Posted on Feb 17, 2006 READ MORE


Thousands Riot in Pakistan Over Cartoons

At least two people died in the rampage. Also, the Iraqi city of Basra demands the withdrawal of Denmark’s military contingent from southern Iraq until an apology for the cartoons is proffered.
Will this madness ever end?

Posted on Feb 15, 2006 READ MORE


Andrew Sullivan on the Cartoon Furor

Sullivan, whose N.Y. Times Magazine essay on the connection between Islam and 9/11 was perhaps the best ever mainstream treatment on the subject, now takes on the Islamic cartoon controversy. | essay
Also, a German journalist talks about his mixed feelings about running the cartoons in his paper. | Op-Ed

Posted on Feb 7, 2006 READ MORE


Something Rotten in the State of Denmark

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Posted on Feb 7, 2006 READ MORE


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