The Saami have a history of colonisation and discrimination, and tend not to have easy relationships with the four modern states they inhabit.
Although the Saami have made political and legal gains in the past decades, progress is precarious. And recognition of their rights cannot be taken for granted.
Using incentives drawn from game play, the peak-hour crush can be reduced, or avoided altogether.
Using elements of game play, we can create incentives for people to change how and when they make various transport choices in ways that enable the whole system to work better.
What the Treasury says.
New report says households will be £4,300 worse off if we leave the EU. Here's the verdict.
Will oil ever bounce back?
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What will be the economic and political fallout as oil continues its slide toward $20 a barrel?
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Large reserves in shallow waters mean the islands won't remain pristine forever.
A carbon tax could help South Africa increase research and development in more renewable projects.
Research and development is critical if South Africa wants to effectively increase its renewable energy output.
Rene van der Wal
A team of researchers went to the High Arctic to retrace the steps of a 1960s expedition. They came away with far more than they bargained for.
A Spanish street performer dressed as a cowboy. Europeans have long been fascinated with the American West.
A linguist explains how words get co-opted from one language to another.
Peace at last
REUTERS/Cesar Carrion/Colombian Presidency/Handout via Reuters
Peace has been elusive in Colombia for so many years because of the country's economic history. To understand the reason why peace has come only now, one needs to "follow the money."
Leaving the club?
We should be debating the options for Brexit to better understand what is at stake.
The abolition of inheritance tax in Norway is having repercussions on their cabin culture.
Virgin territory. Sunrise over the Arctic resources battleground.
NOAA Photo Library
The economic viability of extracting oil from the frozen north might be doubtful, but the geopolitical significance could be massive.
Is the oldest profession anything of the sort?
Bob the Lomond
What do Northern Ireland, France, Norway, Sweden and Iceland all have in common? They've already gone where Scotland is debating following.
Norway: a flag bearer for ethical investment?
Sovereign Wealth Funds have about $7 trillion to invest in the companies we work for -- and new research shows that the biggest of them brings some extra benefits.
A far cry from the UK.
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New research on Norway shows how political integration with the EU has economic benefits too.
Pole position: the resource-rich Arctic matters like never before.
As the ice recedes and technology for recovering resources in extreme conditions improves, the Arctic could become the theatre for future global conflicts. Here's the story so far.
International students: you can still study for free in Helsinki.
All the Nordic countries – Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden – provide higher education free of charge for their own citizens and, until recently, international students have been able to study…
Steady as she goes.
Norway’s petroleum sector is its most important industry. The petroleum sector accounts for 21.5% of its GDP, and almost half (48.9%) of total exports. In 2013 Norway was ranked the 15th-largest oil producer…
People celebrate Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai in her home town Mingora in Pakistan’s Swat valley. But history suggests the prize, shared with Kailash Satyarthi of India, is unlikely to reconcile their nations.
The awarding of a shared Nobel Peace Prize award to a 17-year-old Pakistani girl, Malala Yousafzai, and a 60-year-old Indian man, Kailash Satyarthi, is historic and aimed at conveying multiple messages…
Nordic nations enjoy regulated working hours, substantial welfare provision and strong economies.
At the end of this month Australia’s Productivity Commission will issue the final report of its inquiry into Early Childhood Education and Care. The inquiry was limited from the outset by the requirement…