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Modeled on Vietnam Vets Against the War, LEAP brings unquestionable credibility and first hand experience to its critique of our drug policies to wide audiences. Find out why Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow said, "Law Enforcement Against Prohibition is a singular organization whose credibility and experience provide ...See More one of the strongest voices against the War on Drugs anywhere in the world." Show Less

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The Usher Syndrome Coalition is working to cure the most common cause of combined deafness and blindness.

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Our mission is to build up the Body of Christ; encourage obedience to God’s call in Romans 12: to give freely; encourage relational ministry; and bear witness to the God who can take our gifts—however small—and use them for His purposes beyond what we can imagine. Finally, we seek to ...See More silence the lies of the enemy when he says, “you can’t afford it,” “your gift won’t make a difference,” and “someone else will pick up the slack.” Show Less

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The Oxalosis and Hyperoxaluria Foundation (OHF) is the leading organization in the world dedicated to the awareness, understanding and treatment of Primary Hyperoxaluria, Oxalosis and related Hyperoxaluria Kidney Stone Conditions for thousands of healthcare professionals, patients and their families. We aim to share our knowledge so that everyone – ...See More patients, medical professionals, government officials, the general public and industry has accurate information about the advances in our disease. Show Less
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Denmark faces environmental concerns in the forms of air pollution and pollution related to its agricultural industry.1 Transportation and energy industries rely almost entirely on the use of fossil fuels, which are unsustainable sources of fuel and emit pollutants that are harmful to the environment.2 Furthermore, intensive land use has put substantial pressure on the local environment.3 Denmark has a national plan to help combat the effects of climate change on their environment and on citizenâ's livelihoods.4 The plan is titled “Energy Strategy 2050,” and it lays out how Denmark will reduce its impact on climate change and greenhouse gas emissions by ending their dependence on coal, oil, and gas.5

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New York Times 
The oyster invasion that Denmark sees as an ecological threat is being hailed by many in China as a culinary opportunity. Credit Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg. BEIJING — Is an alien mollusk species choking your shoreline? Don't despair. China's ravenous ... See more..
Forsyth County News Online 
SOUTHWEST FORSYTH -- A sea of white hard hats lined the tables in Denmark High School's soon-to-be band room, the tanned faces of about 300 construction workers smiling, the men proudly donning their yellow vests. “Today, we're celebrating the ... See more..
The Sun 
How was Anja Nissen chosen to represent Denmark? Anja entered a national competition to become the artist that would represent Denmark in this year's Eurovision contest. The show, Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2017, was organised by Danish broadcaster ... See more..
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Greentech Media 
After more than four decades of relying on subsidies, Denmark's renewable energy industry is ready to survive on its own much sooner than anyone expected. The Danish energy minister, Lars Christian Lilleholt, says that “in just a few years,” renewable ... See more..
Malta Independent Online 
The Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security hosted the signing ceremony of an operational and strategic cooperation agreement between Europol and ... See more..
Grand Forks Herald 
A broken compressor at VFW Arena in East Grand Forks has city officials searching worldwide for replacement parts to ensure ice can be made all summer long. See more..
Herald Times Reporter 
MANITOWOC — Trailing 5-0 at halftime, the Roncalli girls soccer team couldn't recover in the 8-0 loss to Denmark Friday. CC Tisol made 25 saves in goal for the Jets. Freedom 6, Valders 1: Liz Siikarla's goal in the 30th minute was the lone score of ... See more..
Washington Post 
COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A Danish prosecutor has charged six men with violating Danish terrorism laws by joining the Islamic State group from 2013 to 2016. Prosecutor Lise-Lotte Nilas says the case where based on a name list that Danish investigators ... See more.. 
The Alabama Department of Commerce announced the group toured the Copenhagen Bioscience Park (COBIS), a facility in Denmark's Medicon Valley, the site of various labs, startups and mid-size companies. The group was scheduled to take part in ... See more..
Food & Wine 
Earlier today the New York Times reported on some astonishing cross-cultural food news: China offered to eat Denmark's current oyster infestation into oblivion. See more..
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Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, on a peninsula north of Germany (Jutland); also includes several major islands (Sjaelland, Fyn, and Bornholm)

Total 43,094 sq km
Land 42,434 sq km
Water 660 sq km

***NOTE*** includes the island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea and the rest of metropolitan Denmark (the Jutland Peninsula, and the major islands of Sjaelland and Fyn), but excludes the Faroe Islands and Greenland

temperate; humid and overcast; mild, windy winters and cool summers
Natural Resources

petroleum, natural gas, fish, salt, limestone, chalk, stone, gravel and sand ;
Natural Hazards

flooding is a threat in some areas of the country (e.g., parts of Jutland, along the southern coast of the island of Lolland) that are protected from the sea by a system of dikes
Current Environmental Issues

air pollution, principally from vehicle and power plant emissions; nitrogen and phosphorus pollution of the North Sea; drinking and surface water becoming polluted from animal wastes and pesticides


5,556,452 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups


This thoroughly modern market economy features a high-tech agricultural sector, state-of-the-art industry with world-leading firms in pharmaceuticals, maritime shipping and renewable energy, and a high dependence on foreign trade. Denmark is a member of the European Union (EU); Danish legislation and regulations conform to EU standards on almost all issues. Danes enjoy a high standard of living and the Danish economy is characterized by extensive government welfare measures and an equitable distribution of income. Denmark is a net exporter of food and energy and enjoys a comfortable balance of payments surplus but depends on imports of raw materials for the ...See More manufacturing sector. Within the EU, Denmark is among the strongest supporters of trade liberalization. After a long consumption-driven upswing, Denmark's economy began slowing in 2007 with the end of a housing boom. Housing prices dropped markedly in 2008-09 and, following a short respite in 2010, has since continued to decline. The global financial crisis has exacerbated this cyclical slowdown through increased borrowing costs and lower export demand, consumer confidence, and investment. The global financial crisis cut Danish real GDP in 2008-09. Denmark made a modest recovery in 2010 with real GDP growth of 1.3%, in part because of increased government spending; however, the country experienced a technical recession in late 2010-early 2011. Historically low levels of unemployment rose sharply with the recession and have remained at about 6% in 2010-12, based on the national measure, about two-thirds average EU unemployment. An impending decline in the ratio of workers to retirees will be a major long-term issue. Denmark maintained a healthy budget surplus for many years up to 2008, but the budget balance swung into deficit in 2009. In spite of the deficits, the new coalition government delivered a modest stimulus to the economy in 2012. Nonetheless, Denmark's fiscal position remains among the strongest in the EU with public debt at about 45% of GDP in 2012. Despite previously meeting the criteria to join the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), so far Denmark has decided not to join, although the Danish krone remains pegged to the euro. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$213.6 billion (2012 est.); $214.8 billion (2011 est.); $212.5 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

23.2% of GDP (2012 est.); 23.3% of GDP (2011 est.); 22.6% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

barley, wheat, potatoes, sugar beets; pork, dairy products; fish

iron, steel, nonferrous metals, chemicals, food processing, machinery and transportation equipment, textiles and clothing, electronics, construction, furniture and other wood products, shipbuilding and refurbishment, windmills, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment