GRID Polar Division News

Work Man Like Plan Agreed to Fight Against Poverty and Fight for Sustainable Development Says Klaus Toepfer
Nations Accept Environment's Key Role in Delivering a Healthier and Cleaner World
Wednesday 04 Sep 2002
Interactive Arctic Environmental Atlas facelift
Environmental information on the Arctic region in an interactive map on the Internet since December 2000. The map has been updated with a new interface, more extensive data themes and new features.
Friday 23 Aug 2002
The Arctic is getting more and more vulnerable, UNEP warns
"Sneaking" road development and climate change is rapidly making the Arctic more accessible to oil, gas and mineral exploration.
Tuesday 13 Aug 2002
Arctic University forges ties with UN Environment Programme
An international network of Arctic universities now cooperate with global organisations for improved access and more efficient dissemination of environmental information.
Monday 12 Aug 2002
Polar Bears Victims of Inaction on Global Warming
WWF press release
Thursday 16 May 2002
University of the Arctic managed from GRID-Arendal.
Arendal received an important boost today as a centre for international education with the assigning of the Arctic University's new director, Lars Kullerud from GRID-Arendal. The announcement is strengthening Arendal as a coming United Nations university city as well as pin pointing the city as an international focal point for Arctic knowledge.
Tuesday 07 May 2002
Det meste av Arktis' natur vil være skadet av menneskelig aktivitet i 2050
Nærmere 80% av polarområdene vil være berørt av gruvedrift, leteboring etter olje-og gass, havner, veier og annen næringsaktivitet i år 2050, hvis industrialiseringen av en av verdens siste store villmarksområder fortsetter i samme fart som nå.
Monday 11 Jun 2001
Most Of Arctic Affected By Human Activities By 2050
Up to 80 per cent of the Arctic will be affected by mining, oil and gas exploration, ports, roads and other developments by 2050 if the industrialization of one of the world's last wilderness areas continues at current rates.
Monday 11 Jun 2001
Significant Changes Likely In The Arctic From Climate Change.
Massive changes in the Arctic, which are likely to have dramatic impacts on the world's weather systems, fisheries, wildlife and people living in the far North, are today forecast by scientists studying global warming.
Monday 19 Feb 2001