Nina Larson
Covering the United Nations agencies and other international organisations based in Geneva, as well as Swiss news for international readers. Producing news articles and features, translating and editing articles written by other correspondents in English and French, and shooting and editing video for AFPTV.
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/ 23 January 2006

Natural living comes easy in Nordic countries

While organic food and ”green” products are gradually catching on among wealthier, educated people around the globe, natural living has long been the norm across Europe’s Nordic region. ”The Nordic countries tend to have a broader, more general consciousness of environmental issues than in other European countries,” says Stockholm University researcher Hans Raemoe.

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/ 5 October 2005

Nobel Prize for carbon-chemistry breakthrough

Yves Chauvin of France and Americans Robert H Grubbs and Richard R Schrock on Wednesday won the Nobel Prize for a breakthrough in carbon chemistry that opens the way to smarter drugs and environmentally friendlier plastics. The Nobel jury declared ”fantastic opportunities” had resulted from the trio’s work.