Greenpeace Nordic, Norwegian Government, Barents Sea discussed on AP 24 Hour News

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In a blow to environmental groups sued filed suits against arctic oil drilling little region government will be allowed to hand out drilling licenses in the region an appeals court upheld a ruling the too quick to the government of charges from the group's nature and use and Greenpeace Nordic the drilling for oil and gas in all two quarters would violate the twenty fifteen Paris agreement on climate change and the Norwegian constitution the lawyer representing the Norwegian government argued that drilling licenses in the Barents Sea have been backed by a large majority in the nation's parliament he warned the courts against tipping the balance of power between elected officials and the justice system according to Norwegian broadcaster NRK the environmental groups immediately appealed Thursday's ruling the European central bank has decided to launch a top to bottom review of how it skews the economy for three hundred and forty two million people in the nineteen countries that use the euro currency the banks twenty five member governing council on Thursday gave the green light for the review proposed by new ECB head Christine Lagarde review could look at the bank's inflation target of just under two percent the target is in focus because the bank is struggle to meet it for years despite massive monetary stimulus and record low interest rates the central bank on Thursday also left unchanged its key interest rates and stimulus programs the results are finally in for the first chocolate chip cookie bake off in space while looking more or less normal the best cookies required two hours of baking time last month up at the international space station it takes far less time on earth under twenty minutes but nobody knows how they taste yet they're still sealed in individual baking pouches and packed in their space flight container the cookies remain frozen in the Houston area lab after splashing down a couple of weeks ago and SpaceX capsule they were the first food baked in space from raw ingredients additional testing is still required to determine whether the cookies are safe to eat more news right after this thank you for listening.

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