No, Environmentalists, Norway Isn’t Ditching Fossil Fuels

Back in November, the green blogosphere lit up with glee over a policy enacted by Norway. One online environmentalist publication, Climate Action, reported that Norway’s national bank (NBIM) wrote a letter to the Ministry of Finance (that run’s the country’s wealth fund) recommending divesting from oil and gas stocks. The Norwegian Ministry of Finance Deputy…

Norway arrests 35 Greenpeace activists

Norwegian authorities have arrested 35 Greenpeace activists for having violated a safety zone around a drilling rig in the Barents Sea as part of a protest campaign to condemn drilling in the Arctic. According to Canadian News Wire, the Norwegian Coast Guard at the scene conducted the arrests after Greenpeace activists refused to leave after…

Lucy Lawless joins Greenpeace’s green jihad

NewsHub reports Lucy Clueless … er … Lawless, of Xena and Battlestar Galactica fame, has decided to join Greenpeace in their campaign to protest oil exploration and drilling conducted by the Norwegian company Statoil in the Barents Sea off the coasts of Norway and Russia. Lawless sees it as her duty to try to put…

Media lies about Svalbard seed vault “flooding”

This past Friday the UK Guardian headed up a plethora of scary headlines among other media outlets declaring the entrance tunnel of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault was flooded. The vault was opened in 2008 and is a project of the Norwegian government along with two other crop-oriented organizations. Its purpose is to house millions…