The winters are tough in northern Norway. Large accumulations of snow are common. If it weren't for the road patrols, many villages would be cut off from the outside world.
Each and every snowflake floating down from the sky is different. Or, at least it's very unlikely that two of them are the same. How is that possible? Let's have a look at how snowflakes are created.
More than 100 reindeer in Norway have been killed by freight trains in recent days, according to local reports. Railway operators have so far failed to put up a safety fence demanded by herders.
An explosion at an Austrian gas import hub is adding to European supply woes after a North Sea pipeline shutdown, causing energy prices to soar on markets across the continent and Italy to declare a state of emergency.
Brown bears have largely vanished from Europe over the past 12,000 years. One reason: warmer winters discouraged females from bearing cubs as they used energy to sleep rather than go into deep hibernation in the cold.
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