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"Engaging in Mission with the World Christian Movement." Since our founding in 1922 we have been engaging in mission with the world Christian movement through our: 1. Residential community for missionaries, church leaders, research scholars, and artists from around the world 2. International Bulletin of Mission Research 3. Study program in ...See More intercultural Christian mission Show Less
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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 Norwegian Environment Agency released a report that cites increased road traffic as a source of pollution. The report also linked air contamination to cardiovascular diseases and cancer. It is common for local air pollution caps to be exceeded, especially in small, rural communities.1 There are a variety of issues with pollution of waterways, especially with contamination of the Oslo fjord from sewage that was incorrectly managed. The use of hydroelectric power also raises similar issues with contamination and disruption of natural habitats.2

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1 http://www.environment.no/Topics/Air-pollution/
2 https://www.azocleantech.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=558
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Geography

Northern Europe, bordering the North Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Sweden
Area

Total 323,802 sq km
Land 304,282 sq km
Water 19,520 sq km

Climate

temperate along coast, modified by North Atlantic Current; colder interior with increased precipitation and colder summers; rainy year-round on west coast
Natural Resources

petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, titanium, pyrites, nickel, fish, timber, hydropower ;
Natural Hazards

rockslides, avalanches

volcanism: Beerenberg (elev. 2,227 m) on Jan Mayen Island in the Norwegian Sea is the country's only active volcano Beerenberg (elev. 2,227 m) on Jan Mayen Island in the Norwegian Sea is the country's only active volcano
Current Environmental Issues

water pollution; acid rain damaging forests and adversely affecting lakes, threatening fish stocks; air pollution from vehicle emissions

Demographics

Nationality
Norwegian
Population
4,722,701 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

The Norwegian economy is a prosperous mixed economy, with a vibrant private sector, a large state sector, and an extensive social safety net. The government controls key areas, such as the vital petroleum sector, through extensive regulation and large-scale state-majority-owned enterprises. The country is richly endowed with natural resources - petroleum, hydropower, fish, forests, and minerals - and is highly dependent on the petroleum sector, which accounts for the largest portion of export revenue and about 20% of government revenue. Norway is the world's third-largest natural gas exporter; and seventh largest oil exporter, making one of its largest offshore oil ...See More finds in 2011. Norway opted to stay out of the EU during a referendum in November 1994; nonetheless, as a member of the European Economic Area, it contributes sizably to the EU budget. In anticipation of eventual declines in oil and gas production, Norway saves state revenue from the petroleum sector in the world's second largest sovereign wealth fund, valued at over $700 billion in January 2013 and uses the fund''s return to help finance public expenses. After solid GDP growth in 2004-07, the economy slowed in 2008, and contracted in 2009, before returning to positive growth in 2010-12, however, the government budget is set to remain in surplus. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$281.7 billion (2012 est.); $273.5 billion (2011 est.); $269.9 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

40.1% of GDP (2012 est.); 37.7% of GDP (2011 est.); 35.2% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

barley, wheat, potatoes; pork, beef, veal, milk; fish
Industries

petroleum and gas, food processing, shipbuilding, pulp and paper products, metals, chemicals, timber, mining, textiles, fishing