A spate of incredibly hot, dry weather has descended on Scandinavia, contributing to the worst wildfire outbreak in recent memory. In other words, it’s just another week in the Anthropocene.
The Scandinavian nation is setting the global bar for harnessing wind energy: It’s been announced that Denmark broke a world energy record, using wind turbines to generate 42% of the country’s electricity in 2015.
Finland is a dangerous place for reindeer to be in the winter. In a place where it's dark most of the day, these beasts blend in with their surroundings, making it hard for drivers to see them. So Finnish herders are getting creative.
Walkers are making L.A. unsafe for cars, a ban on a crucial spice won't be very nice for Denmark, and tourists flocking to Detroit's urban ruins are ruining Detroit even more. It's our final look at What's Ruining Our Cities this year!
We've been excited for the Norwegian mockumentary Troll Hunter for a while now, and this new making-of featurette showcases the CGI behind a jeep versus troll battle.
I'd normally be on the fence about the utility of an Android-based television set like Scandinavia (above), but if it's made by a company called People of Lava it has to be pretty awesome, right? Or at least ridiculous?