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Tom Friedman: What We Can Learn From Denmark's Green Economy

nytimes.com | THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Sorry, but there are no good ideas proven to work in other democratic/capitalist societies that we can afford to shove off our table not when we need...

High taxes curb Danish oil use, promote energy independence

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Producer John Larson reports from Copenhagen, Denmark on how changing lifestyles, taxing energy and subsidizing alternative technologies have reduced ...

COP15: Tom Friedman Rails Against Climate Change Deniers

FORA.tv | FORA.tv | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

COP15: Tom Friedman Rails Against Climate Change Deniers FORA.tv's own Stuart Schulzke interviews New York Times columnist Thomas Freidman at...

Switzerland, Slovakia qualify for World Cup

AP | STUART CONDIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

— Switzerland and Slovakia earned Europe's final two automatic berths for next year's World Cup on Wednesday night, while Argentina tried to beat out Uruguay and Ecuador for South America's last certain spot in the 32-nation field.

Costa Rica played at the United States, which clinched its sixth straight berth last weekend, and the Ticos hoped to stay ahead of Honduras and gain the final automatic place from North and Central America and the Caribbean.

Portugal, Greece, Slovenia and Ukraine finished second in their groups and joined Bosnia-Herzegovina, France, Ireland and Russia in the European playoffs. They will be drawn into four pairs on Monday, and the winners of home-and-home, total-goals matches on Nov. 14 and 18 will qualify for next year's 32-nation field.

By the end of Wednesday, 23 of the 32 nations will have been determined for next year's tournament in South Africa.

In addition to the U.S., Mexico had ensured a berth in CONCACAF, while Denmark, England, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Serbia and Spain had clinched automatic berths in Europe. Brazil, Chile and Paraguay had earned berths from South America, and Australia, Japan, North Korea and South Korea won Asia's spots. Ghana and Ivory Coast joined host South Africa, which qualified automatically as host.

Kurt Westergaard, Danish Muhammad Cartoonist, Defiant In Face Of Threats

AP | JAN M. OLSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

COPENHAGEN — A few pen strokes thrust Kurt Westergaard into the midst of an international crisis, exposing him to death threats and an alleged a...

Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Addresses the COP15 Summit

FORA.tv | FORA.tv | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Addresses the COP15 Summit Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addresses delegates at COP15, the United Nations ...

Danish Prince Drives 2010 Fisker Karma At Copenhagen Greenhouse Summit

High Gear Media | High Gear Media | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
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In a move that'd make the Volt's first-drive team proud, Denmark's Crown Prince HRH Fredrik is the first outsider to drive the 2010 Fisker Kar...

Island in Denmark produces more energy than it consumes

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Worldfocus’ John Larson has been reporting on Denmark’s forward-thinking energy policy, as the small Scandinavian nation plays host to the...

Video: Carbon Challenge: Copenhagen Climate Conference

MSNBC | MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Leaders around the world are preparing for the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. A discussion about how one company has reduced its ca...

Everyday Danes profit from pioneering wind power

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Long ago, Denmark pioneered wind power, which now accounts for 20 percent of its energy production. Everyday Danish citizens — from farmers to a...

India's PM Singh Speaks to Global Leaders at COP15

FORA.tv | FORA.tv | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

India's PM Singh Speaks to Global Leaders at COP15 Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addresses the delegates at the COP15 climate summit i...

Tesla Roadster, Toyota Prius, VW Touareg Crash in Denmark

AllAboutElectric | AllCarsElectric | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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  Here's a frightening scene from the streets of Denmark submitted to Autopia by reader, Lars H. A Tesla Roadster was involved in a three-way...

Schwarzenegger's new "Benign by Design" Platform

Christopher Gavigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
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Schwarzenegger announced a partnership between California and Denmark to rotect consumers against chemical exposure. Congress should look to California for an example of proactive action and prioritizing human health.

FORA.tv Exclusive Interview with Thom Yorke @ COP15

FORA.tv | FORA.tv | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

FORA.tv Exclusive Interview with Thom Yorke @ COP15 FORA.tv's Stuart Schulzke interviews Radiohead lead singer Thom Yorke at the COP15 climat...

Book Scandal: Danish Military Chief Resigns

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

COPENHAGEN — Denmark's military chief of staff said Sunday he will resign to restore the public's confidence in the country's defense, an appare...

UN Peace Messenger Wangari Maathai Addresses COP15 Summit

FORA.tv | FORA.tv | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

UN Peace Messenger Wangari Maathai Addresses COP15 Summit Nobel laureate and UN Messenger of Peace Wangari Maathai addresses the COP15 summit...

The Copenhagen conference: what's at stake

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

World leaders are gathering in Denmark's capital, Copenhagen, from December 7-18 to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference — perhap...

Housing developments in Denmark slash energy use

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Worldfocus’ John Larson has been reporting on Denmark’s forward-thinking energy policy in the weeks leading up to the Copenhagen summit. H...

Arctic Security: The New Great Game?

FORA.tv | FORA.tv | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Arctic Security: The New Great Game? In 2007, Russia laid claim to parts of the Arctic seabeda historic first and an act that has been challenged by ...

Jim Inhofe Ignored In Copenhagen

Politico | LOUISE ROUG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) flew across the Atlantic and -- on little sleep -- braved the snow, the cold and the dark to deliver his skeptical message a...

News Point: Pulitzer Student Fellows Blog Relaunches

Pulitzer Center. | Pulitzer Center | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Maura Youngman, Pulitzer Center The Pulitzer Center is pleased to announce a relaunch of the Pulitzer Center Student Fellows blog. Join our inaugural...

Norwegian accused of skin-crawling snake smuggling

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

OSLO — A man has been arrested in Norway trying to smuggle two dozen snakes and geckos into the country by hiding them under his clothes.

Customs agent Helge Breilid said Monday the 22-year-old Norwegian citizen was apprehended in the southern town of Kristiansand after getting off a ferry from Hirtshals, Denmark. He said the man had 14 royal pythons and 10 albino leopard geckos under his clothes.

Breilid said the non-venomous snakes – the smallest species in the python family – were hidden in stockings duct-taped to the man's abdomen. The geckos were in boxes taped to his thighs.

Customs officials found the reptiles, which are not endangered, Sunday during a search following the discovery of a tarantula in one of the man's bags.

FORA.tv Exclusive Interview with Chris Mooney @ COP15

FORA.tv | FORA.tv | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

FORA.tv Exclusive Interview with Chris Mooney @ COP15 FORA.tv's own Stuart Schulzke interviews journalist Chris Mooney at COP15 Climate Chang...

Review roundup for Jude Law's 'Hamlet' on Broadway

NewYorkology | NewYorkology | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

"Hamlet" opened on Broadway on Tuesday, starring Jude Law as the tragic prince of Denmark. The critics, bless their little hearts, apparently ...

Obama Chicago Olympics: President Mocks Critics Of His Push For 2016 Olympics

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

NEW YORK — President Barack Obama is having some fun at the expense of those who criticized him for trying to help his Chicago hometown land the...