Thomas Nilsen

After days with record heat at Svalbard, the penetration of water from the above melting glacier is now flooding Norway’s only operating coal mine that supplies the country’s only coal-power plant.
July 30, 2020
Nikolay Palchenko was sitting next to a coughing fellow passenger on the plane from Moscow to Murmansk. A few days later, also Nikolay got sick and ended up at the infectious diseases department at the regional hospital from where he made this photo-report.
July 29, 2020
164 new coronavirus cases detected in the last 24 hours as the tally rises to 9,791 in an oblast with less than 750,000 inhabitants.
July 28, 2020
Germany’s largest finance institution says the move is part of a commitment to protect the climate and help the EU to achieve its goal of being climate neutral by 2050.
July 28, 2020
Kilometers and kilometers of fragile taiga nature west of the smelters for nickel and copper in Monchegorsk was Friday covered by smog containing sulfur dioxide and heavy metals.
July 27, 2020
The Russian north was proudly honoring its sailors on the annual Navy Day, flexing power in the Kola Bay outside the fleet’s headquarters in Severomorsk.
July 26, 2020
Temperature of 21,7°C on Saturday is the warmest ever measured so far north in European Arctic.
July 25, 2020
While seven regions in southern Sweden from Saturday are open for travel, the Norwegian government still considers the COVID-19 situation in northernmost regions to be too bad.
July 25, 2020
The two reactors onboard the Soviet-built "Yamal" are reviewed by experts and approved for another 50,000 hours of operation, meaning the icebreaker can sail until 2028.
July 13, 2020
Nikora is hospitalized and undergoing treatment for Covid-19 and pneumonia.
July 10, 2020