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- Denmark the Happiest Place to Live? (CBS News)
"Little Denmark, with its five-and-a-half million people, is the happiest country in the world, says a study done by an English University." 02-08
- Editorial: How Denmark Became Energy Independent (New York Time)
"Unlike America, Denmark, which was so badly hammered by the 1973 Arab oil embargo that it banned all Sunday driving for a while, responded to that crisis in such a sustained, focused and systematic way that today it is energy independent. (And it didn’t happen by Danish politicians making their people stupid by telling them the solution was simply more offshore drilling.)"
"...Danes imposed on themselves a set of gasoline taxes, CO2 taxes and building-and-appliance efficiency standards that allowed them to grow their economy — while barely growing their energy consumption — and gave birth to a Danish clean-power industry that is one of the most competitive in the world today."
"Frankly, when you compare how America has responded to the 1973 oil shock and how Denmark has responded, we look pathetic." 08-08
- -02-10-10 Denmark's Case for Antibiotic-Free Animals (CBS News)
"They call it the "Danish Experiment" - a source of pride for the country's 17,000 farmers. CBS Evening News Anchor Katie Couric reports how unlike industrial farms in the U.S., which use antibiotics to promote growth and prevent disease, farmers in Denmark use antibiotics sparingly, only when animals are sick."
"The experiment to stop widespread use of antibiotics was launched 12 years ago, when European studies showed a link between animals who were consuming antibiotic feed everyday and people developing antibiotic resistant infections from handling or eating that meat." 02-10
- Denmark Builds Huge Waste-to-Energy Plant (Biomass Magazine)
"Amagerforbraending, a Copenhagen-based waste management company, is building what will be one of the largest waste-to-energy plants in Northern Europe." 07-11
- -01-22-12 Denmark Moves Aggressively on Wind Energy (New York Times)
"The incidents also make the recent proposal by the Danish government — to generate half the nation’s power from wind within eight years, up from less than a quarter currently — look all the more ambitious." 01-12
- Denmark (CountryReports.org)
Provides a profile by topic, including Economy, Defense, Geography, Government, People, National Anthem, Lyrics and Related Links. Provides a map and a flag. 6-02
- News from Denmark (Copenhagen Post)
Provides news in English. 02-06
- Denmark Profile (BBC News)
"Denmark's relations with the European Union, which it joined in 1973, have dominated its political life for over a decade."
"Centuries of maritime trading contacts with Europe and the US have given Denmark, a relatively small country, the confidence to assert and defend its independence." 04-06
- Denmark Timeline (BBC News)
Provides a timeline of key events, starting with 10th century. 04-06
- Number 51: University of Copenhagen, Denmark (TopUniversities.com)
"U.S. News & World Report's World's Best Universities rankings, based on the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings, identified these to be world's top universities in 2009." Copenhagen was ranked number 51.
- Rulers by Country - D-F (Schulz)
Provides a list of leaders by country and date. Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji Islands, Finland, and France. leaders, rulers, Presidents, and Prime Ministers 9-00
- Shakespeare, William - Plays (Bartleby)
Provides the plays of William Shakespeare, including The Tempest, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Measure for Measure, The Comedy of Errors, Much Ado about Nothing, Love’s Labour’s Lost, A Midsummer-Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, The Taming of the Shrew, All’s Well that Ends Well, Twelfth-Night, The Winter’s Tale, The Life and Death of King John, The Tragedy of King Richard the Second, King Henry the Fourth, The Life of King Henry the Fifth, King Henry the Sixth, The Tragedy of King Richard the Third, The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eighth, Troilus and Cressida, Coriolanus, Titus Andronicus, Romeo and Juliet, Timon of Athens, Julius Cæsar, Macbeth, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, King Lear, Othello, the Moor of Venice, Antony and Cleopatra, Cymbeline, and Pericles, Prince of Tyre. 5-00
- Same-Sex Marriages - Global Views of Same-Sex Marriage (CBS News)
Three years after Amsterdam's mayor officiated at the Netherlands' first gay wedding, the gay marriage rate is falling, the first divorces are being registered and the issue has disappeared from the political agenda."
While the United States is engaged in debate on a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, Canadians are discussing a federal law to legalize it and many European countries are adopting civil unions for gay couples."
" 'It's an issue of separation of church and state. We don't have gay marriage here [Denmark]. We have civil marriage, and it's the same for everyone.' " 3-04
- -01-31-06 Danish Cartoons Offend Muslims (TimesOnline.co.uk)
"DENMARK faced the full fury of the Muslim world yesterday as a long-simmering row over newspaper cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad finally erupted."
"Bill Clinton, the former US President, added his voice, telling a conference in Qatar that he feared anti-Semitism would be replaced with anti-Islamic prejudice. He condemned 'these totally outrageous cartoons against Islam'." Also transliterated Mohammad, Mohammed, Muhammed, and sometimes Mahomet. Sometimes misspelled by visitors as Mohamad, Mohamed, Muhamad, or Muhamed. 01-06
- -02-06-06 Continuing Muslim Rage Over Cartoons (MSNBC News)
"Iran cut off trade ties with Denmark and Iranians pelted the Austrian Embassy with Molotov cocktails and stones on Monday in the latest protest over the publication of satirical cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in European newspapers."
"Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said he disapproves of the caricatures, but insisted he cannot apologize on behalf of his country's independent press." Also transliterated Mohammad, Mohammed, Muhammed, and sometimes Mahomet. Sometimes misspelled by visitors as Mohamad, Mohamed, Muhamad, or Muhamed. 02-06
- Report: USA, China, Malaysia, and Saudi Arabia Are the Worst Offenders (CBS News)
"Sweden, Britain and Denmark are doing the most to protect against climate change, but their efforts are not nearly enough, according to a report released Monday by environmental groups."
"The United States — the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases — ranked at 53, with only China, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia doing worse." 11-06
- -08-11-07 Race for Arctic Seabed Is On (CBS News)
"Canada's prime minister announced plans Friday for an army training center and a deepwater port on the third day of an Arctic trip meant to assert sovereignty over a region, while Denmark said it was staking its own claim with a scientific expedition."
"Global warming has raised the stakes in the scramble for sovereignty in the Arctic because shrinking polar ice could someday open up resource development and new shipping lanes."
"As global warming melts the passage — which is navigable only during a slim window in the summer — the waters are exposing unexplored resources, and becoming an attractive shipping route. Commercial ships can shave off some 2,480 miles from Europe to Asia compared with the current routes through the Panama Canal." 08-07
- Bike Commuting By the Numbers (U.S. News)
"Transportation planners in the Netherlands, Germany, and Denmark have invested heavily in bicycle paths and lanes, discouraged the use of cars, and gone to great efforts to protect the legal rights and safety of cyclists. A few stats:"
"1 percent of trips in the United States are made on a bicycle. That's 10 percent in Germany, 18 percent in Denmark, and 27 percent in the Netherlands. In Portland, Ore., 3.5 percent of trips to work are made by bike, the highest share among the 50 largest American cities. The lowest: Kansas City, Mo., at a paltry 0.02 percent." 08-08
- World's Happiest Places (ABC News)
"According to a new report released by the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), a Paris-based group of 30 countries with democratic governments that provides economic and social statistics and data, happiness levels are highest in northern European countries."
"Denmark, Finland and the Netherlands rated at the top of the list, ranking first, second and third, respectively. Outside Europe, New Zealand and Canada landed at Nos. 8 and 6, respectively. The U.S. did not crack the top 10. Switzerland placed seventh and Belgium placed tenth." 05-09
- -09-22-09 Leaders Meet on Climate Change (CNN New)
"World leaders converge Tuesday in New York to focus on climate change, with the clock ticking down toward a summit this year in Denmark, where a global climate change pact is to be signed."
"Chinese President Hu Jintao, U.S. President Barack Obama, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Rwandan President Paul Kagame are among the world leaders expected to speak Tuesday."
"Roundtables are also planned, all with the overarching and generally accepted goal of limiting the rise of Earth's temperature to within 2 degrees Fahrenheit above its temperature before the industrial revolution." 09-09
- -11-25-09 U.S. to Set Climate Targets Before Summit (MSNBC News)
"President Barack Obama will attend the U.N. climate summit next month in Denmark, taking with him a target to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent by 2020, the White House said Wednesday." 11-09
- 10-26-10 The Corruption Index (Time.com)
"The data for the list comes from a variety of assessments and business opinion surveys that are compiled and measured by several institutions. The CPI defines corruption as "the abuse of entrusted power for private gain" in both the public and private sectors. On the list's scale, a 10 is considered very clean, while 0 is considered highly corrupt."
"Denmark, New Zealand and Singapore all tied for first place, scoring 9.3 with Sweden and Finland coming behind them at 9.2 with Canada, the Netherlands and Australia all in the high 8's. However, Iraq, Afghanistan, Myanmar and Somalia have some serious mopping to do, at the very least, with each of them scoring 1.5 or below." 10-10
- 02-15-11 America's Wireless Networks Still Slow, Even With 4G (CNN News)
"The real leap forward for next-generation deployments is defined not so much by technology but by speeds. Certainly, in this context, the 4G-branded service available in the United States does not compete with 4G service offered elsewhere."
"That's not to say wireless speeds in the United States aren't improving; indeed, they are beginning to match the speeds of lower-end broadband connections. Verizon, claiming the 'Fastest, most advanced 4G network in America,' is rolling out LTE offering up to 5-12 Mbps download speeds."
By comparison, "TeliaSonera rolled out LTE services in major Nordic and Baltic countries including Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Norway and Sweden last year with speeds that blow US 4G offerings out of the water: 'In normal circumstances, the average download speed is 20-80 Mbit/s.' " 02-11
- Europe - Travel Information by Location (Excite.Travel.com)
Provides information on dining, where to stay, and interesting things to see. Search by city, state, or country. Includes Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Holy See, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Ukraine, and Wales. 3-02
- Pictures of Famous Places (PicturesofPlaces.com)
Provides pictures of many of the tourist spots. 5-02
- Awesome Library in Danish (InterTran)
Provides the Awesome Library, and the rest of the Web in Danish. InterTran also translates Danish Web sites to English or other languages. Translations are sometimes very slow. 7-02
- Awesome Library in German (WorldLingo.com)
Provides online translations of the Web. 7-02
- Sweden (Wikipedia.org)
"Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden (Swedish: Konungariket Sverige (help·info)), is a Nordic country on the Scandinavian Peninsula in Northern Europe. It is surrounded by Norway (west), Finland (northeast), the Skagerrak, Kattegat and Öresund straits (southwest) and the Baltic Sea (east). It has maritime borders with Denmark, Germany, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, and it is also linked to Denmark (southwest) by the Öresund Bridge. It has been a member of the European Union since 1995. Its capital city is Stockholm."
"At 449,964 km² (173,720 square miles), Sweden is the third largest country in Western Europe." 07-07
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