Plastic to fabric
RATHER than plastic, all shoppers on the Danish island of Samsø will from next year be asked to use shopping bags made of fabric “We are avoiding plastic carrier bags in the entire trade sector,” project leader Gunnar Mikkelsen of Samsø Municipality
Yes to beavers
HOLSTEBRO City Court has ruled against local land owner Find Andersen-Fruedahl in a civil law suit against the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (Miljøstyrelsen). Andersen-Fruedahl had sued the agency for between 200,000 and 300,000 over damage caused to his property by a number of gnawing beavers.
Dogs for life…for ever
RESEARCHERS at Uppsala University in Sweden conducted a huge study revealing that dog owners have a lower risk of dying compared to non-pet owners. The study followed 3.4 million Swedes, some of whom owned dogs and some of whom didn’t.
THE LANGUAGE Council of Norway has pronounced ‘fake news’ (falske nyheter) as the new Norwegian word of the year. The expression made famous during the 2016 US election beat other neologisms including ‘Swedish conditions’ (svenske tilstander), ‘October child’ (oktoberbarn) and ‘purple voter’ (lillavelger) to the award.
IMMIGRANTS, their descendants and ethnic minorities continue to face widespread discrimination across the European Union, finds a survey conducted by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) based in Finland. A total of 25,500 randomly selected first- and second-generation immigrants and members of ethnic minorities were interviewed