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Help Remove Landmines From the Path of Peace in Colombia
[Norwaynews] [12.05.2016, 08:30pm, Thu. GMT]
Ferney Cifuentes, like so many Colombian children from his area, was helping his father herd cattle in Montecristo in January 2015 when a violent blast lifted the Earth and sent shrapnel flying.

The 14-year-old had stepped on a landmine. His death -- tragically -- was not unique. More than 11,000 Colombians have been wounded or killed by landmines and other unexploded ordnance in the past quarter century.

Landmines are singularly dangerous because they can lay dormant for years, only to kill and maim innocent people without warning. In Colombia last year, 285 people, including 40 children, were killed by landmines, a toll surpassed only by Afghanistan. At current mine clearance rates, decades will pass before the country is mine free.
Norway state agency wants weapons on trains
[Norwaynews] [07.06.2014, 12:54pm, Sat. GMT]
While the US debates the controversial gun issue, Norwegians are calling for more guns, but this time they want them to be carried on the trains and for a very good reason. Believe it or not, the demand has been made by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority. They want the weapons to be available to deal with any injured animals found on the tracks, so that they can then be put out of their misery in a humane manner. The agency says that animals have suffered for too long after collisions with trains and has accused rail companies of violating the Animal Welfare Act.
Norway fish farms thrive under ecologists' watchful eye
[Norwaynews] [22.06.2009, 06:18pm, Mon. GMT]
Tucked away in the corner of an enchanting fjord, 600,000 baby trout frolick in underwater cages as they wait their turn to end up on dinner plates: fish farming is booming in Norway, under the watchful eye of environmentalists. In Oeygarden near the western Norwegian town of Bergen, the Blom family's fish farm consists of a building constructed on the water and three submerged basins where the fish are raised. It is just one of the 800 fish farms dotting the coastline in the Scandinavian country, where three times more salmon and trout are produced than meat.
Vaccine development will ensure healthy fish and animals
[Norwaynews] [03.09.2009, 06:58am, Thu. GMT]
Researchers and research fellows at a number of Norwegian research communities are taking part in four Norwegian-Indian cooperative projects on fish and animal vaccines. At least as many people at Indian universities and research institutions are participating in the projects.  Cooperating on fish and animal vaccines is part of the large-scale collaboration on vaccine research agreed upon in Delhi in December 2005 by Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and Indian Minister of Science and Technology Kapil Sibal. The actual research contract is between the Research Council of Norway and the Department of Biotechnology under India's Ministry of Science and Technology.
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