Tag: Greenland

  • Two Danish films nominated for Oscars

    There were four Danish entries on the various 15-film shortlists published in December, but only two of them will represent Denmark at the next Oscars. ‘A House Made of Splinters’, a documentary film shot in a Ukrainian orphanage directed by Simon Lereng Wilmont, has been nominated in the Documentary Feature Film category, while the Greenlandic […]

  • Can you see Greenland from Iceland?

    A common myth that is sometimes heard is that on a clear day you can see part of Greenland from some places in West Iceland. This is often attributed to the “lensing” effect of cold air in the polar regions, where cold air masses can act as a lens and direct light beyond the Earth’s […]

  • The plane crash in the Arctic Ocean

    Troels Hansen loves airplanes and engines, he works as a pilot and aircraft technician. In December 2008, he plans to fly home, together with his Australian colleague Oliver Edwards-Neil, a twin-engine aircraft from the USA in various stages via Canada, Greenland and Iceland home to Gothenburg. Getting into trouble hundreds of kilometers from civilization The […]

  • The US invests heavily in Greenland’s air base

    Built during World War IIThe agreement was signed with the joint venture company Inuksuk and will cover services related to airfield operations, civil engineering, environmental management, food services, health services, supply and fuel logistics. Non-secure communications, port, transport, transient neighbourhoods, vehicle maintenance and community and leisure services are also aspects of the agreement. The contract […]

  • Danish news overview: Police fight online crime with the help of young players

    Police have started playing the likes of Fortnight and Counter-Strike to connect with young players: a good source of tip-offs about online criminal activity. In the spring, the authorities formed an ‘online patrol’ to regularly play and establish connections. Combating abuse, fraud and hate speech“We cannot be everywhere, and therefore we are completely dependent on […]

  • Danish news overview: Police fight online crime with the help of young players

    Police have started playing the likes of Fortnight and Counter-Strike to connect with young players: a good source of tip-offs about online criminal activity. In the spring, the authorities formed an ‘online patrol’ to regularly play and establish connections. Combating abuse, fraud and hate speech“We cannot be everywhere, and therefore we are completely dependent on […]

  • Denmark to get historical government across

    Red mist to red block Together, the three parties make up 89 of the 90 mandates needed to get a majority, while the four North Atlantic mandates from Greenland and the Faroe Islands put them over the top. Frederiksen said that the foundation of the government will be presented tomorrow, while the various ministers will […]

  • The world’s oldest DNA: remains found in Greenland are 2 million years old!

    At Cape Copenhagen in North Greenland, Danish researchers have succeeded in extracting DNA from the remains of huge elephant-like creatures that roamed the world 2 million years ago. “The ancient DNA samples were found buried deep in sediment that had built up over 20,000 years,” explains Professor Kurt H Kjær, a geologist at the University […]

  • International Round-Up: Greenland permanently moves its clocks forward in 2023

    Greenland will move closer to Europe next year. No, this is not a question of plate tectonics, but time zones! Its national parliament has decided that 2023 will be the year it moves its clocks one hour closer to the motherland. Or rather, it does not return them. As usual, it switches to summer time […]

  • 2022 parliamentary election collection: Enhedslisten warns the prime minister to stick to the left bloc

    Enhedslist’s political rapporteur Mai Villadsen has called on Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen not to go outside the red bloc in her efforts to form a new government. After the results, she admitted to DR that she finds it difficult to see any common ground between her party and Lars Løkke Rasmussen’s new party, the Moderates. […]

  • Election in 2022: Radicals emerge as kingmakers as blue bloc parties put pressure on leader Sofie Carsten Nielsen to join them

    The votes are all in after yesterday’s general election, and the red bloc led by Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen appears to have the necessary 90 mandates to achieve a majority. Or do they? Pernille Vermund, the leader of Nye Borgerlige, last night invited Sofie Carsten Nielsen, her colleague in Radikale, to join Blå Blok, and […]

  • Parliamentary election 2022: The Moderates’ candidate will speak for disenfranchised foreign residents

    On November 1, the people of Denmark will vote in the general election, but an increasing part of the population will not be able to participate: foreign residents. Only those who have acquired Danish citizenship – most likely since 2015, when the law finally made it possible for residents to have dual citizenship – will […]

  • Scientists again find pesticides in drinking water sources

    For the third year in a row, residues of pesticides, better known as spray agents, have been found in more than half of the boreholes tested. The proportion of positive pesticide tests related to water wells has more than doubled since 2016, the figures show. However, this is primarily due to the fact that significantly […]

  • Support is growing for Lars Løkke Rasmussen’s new party the Moderates, but Inger Støjberg is losing ground

    Inger Støjberg and Lars Løkke Rasmussen are former Liberal colleagues who are at the head of new political parties with the potential to shake up the establishment at the general election on 1 November. While Støjberg is committed to supporting the blue bloc, but on her terms, Rasmussen has not yet indicated that he will […]

  • “This is a huge task,” says Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir at the Arctic Council

    Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir addressed the audience yesterday at the Arctic Circle conference. In her speech, Katrín warned that the future of the Arctic could be unrecognizable unless action is taken today. Arctic Circle is a non-partisan non-profit organization founded, inter alia, by former Icelandic President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, publisher Alice Rogoff and former Prime […]

  • Nice visit from Greenland

    A group of Greenlandic teenagers have spent the last two weeks in Iceland taking swimming lessons in Salalaug in Kópavogur, and getting to know Icelandic society and their peers in Lindaskóli and Salaskóli. The visit was organized by KALAK, an association of friends from Greenland and Iceland, in cooperation with the city of Kópavogur, the […]

  • National Round-Up: SSI – don’t take colder showers

    Rinse with cooking waterLegionella does not grow at temperatures below 20 degrees, and it dies when the temperature exceeds 50 degrees. SSI recommends turning the water on to maximum heat once a week to kill legionella that may be growing there. Do it before you take a bath or shower, of course. Too many tailgates […]

  • International Round-Up: Russian ambassador again summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “Absolutely crazy”Denmark’s dissent will be accompanied by the eighth round of EU sanctions adopted against Russia since the conflict began. The area of ​​Ukraine that Russia has illegally annexed is more than twice the size of Denmark. “It’s absolutely crazy what Russia and Putin are up to,” Kofod said, stressing that the actions are “an […]