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plugin EVs outsell ICE-driven cars in Norway
56% of cars registered in March 2018 in Norway were plugin EVs rather than fossil-fuel burning ICE vehicles, with Nissan Leafs well in first place
evs  pevs  nissan  cars  driving  norway  green  ev 
april 2018 by jm
Brave Men Take Paternity Leave - Gretchen Gavett - Harvard Business Review
The use of paternity leave has a "snowball effect":
In the end, Dahl says, “coworkers and brothers who were linked to a father who had his child immediately after the [Norwegian paid paternity leave] reform — versus immediately before the reform — were 3.5% and 4.7% more likely, respectively, to take parental leave.” But when a coworker actually takes parental leave, “the next coworker to have a child at his workplace is 11% more likely to take paternity leave.” Slightly more pronounced, the next brother to have a child is 15% more likely to take time off. And while any male coworker taking leave can reduce stigma, the effect of a manager doing so is more profound. Specifically, “the estimated peer effect is over two and a half times larger if the peer father is predicted to be a manager in the firm as opposed to a regular coworker.”
paternity-leave  parenting  leave  work  norway  research 
july 2014 by jm
2-day volcanic ash forecasts over Europe
using SNAP, the Norwegian Meterological Institute's nuclear-fallout modelling system. Very useful, much niftier than the UK version, and much more *publicly available* than the Irish version
europe  volcano  norway  yr.no  met.no  weather  ash  snap  modelling  forecasts  from delicious
may 2010 by jm
Hourly forecast for Dublin (Ireland) – yr.no
another weather forecasting service which may be more reliable than Met Eireann, this time from yr.no, the joint online weather service from the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. if only Met Eireann spent our taxes on something of this quality (via Stephen Mulcahy)
via:smulcahy  norway  met-eireann  ireland  weather  rain  dublin  yr.no  taxes 
august 2009 by jm

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