Over the weekend, residents of Reykjanesbær in Iceland’s southwest smelled the effects of odor pollution resulting from the United Silicon plant in the area.
The Icelandic minister for the environment and natural resources considers it urgent to review access controls for tourists to the remote Hornstrandir nature reserve in the West fjords, now that cruise ships have begun docking there.
One of Iceland’s most popular and beloved natural sites, the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon in the country’s southeast, will officially become a nature reserve today.
A potentially serious pollution accident was narrowly avoided today, as an oil truck carrying 3000 liters of diesel flipped over on a bridge in Northern Iceland.
Iceland’s public bus authority Strætó bs. has purchased nine electric-powered buses from Chinese specialist bus manufacturer Yutong.
Volunteers at Rauðasandur, a remote red sand beach in the West Fjords, easily managed to fill a 25 cubic meter (33 cubic yards) container with trash they collected last Saturday.
Thousands of tourists have pledged to behave responsibly on their travels in Iceland since a campaign run by tourism promotion site Inspired by Iceland kicked off on Friday.
The company Orka náttúrunnar neglected to report contamination of the Andakílsá river to The Environment Agency of Iceland when it occurred.
The furnace at United Silicon’s plant in Helguvík, Southwest Iceland was started up again Saturday night, following the repair of a raw material conveyor belt.
Staff of The Environment Agency of Iceland have set up a fence by Skógafoss waterfall in South Iceland.
The residents’ association Opponents Against Heavy Industry in Helguvík is opposing the Environment Agency of Iceland’s decision to permit the reopening of United Silicon’s plant.
The Suðurnes Public Health Authority has halted road construction in an area called Flugvellir in Keflavík, on the Reykjanes peninsula, due to tar pollution.
Some travel companies distribute videos showing off-road driving in Iceland and poor treatment of nature.
When Styrmir Sigurðsson went hiking by Grindaskörð on the Reykjanes peninsula in Southwest Iceland recently, he discovered major tire tracks in a large area of the moss-covered landscape.
Iceland’s Minister for the Environment Björt Ólafsdóttir says it’s out of the question for the state to pay for sewage treatment for hotels or other businesses by Mývatn lake in Northeast Iceland.
It has emerged that the tallest part of the embattled, currently closed, silicon factory at Helguvík was built without permission.
The Clean Up Iceland campaign officially launched yesterday with the beaching of a plastic sea monster.
High-tension equipment came loose and led to the start of last week’s fire at the United Silicon plant at Helguvík, on Reykjanes peninsula, southwest Iceland.
Residents and local leaders in Norðurþing, northeast Iceland, are closely following what’s going on at the currently-shut-down United Silicon factory at Helguvík, southwest Iceland.
Every year, 300 million tons of plastic are manufactured in the world—with only a small proportion of this ever making its way to recycling or re-use.
It has emerged that the Environment Agency of Iceland gave the United Silicon factory in Helguvík official written warning that it was likely to be shut down in a letter dated April 12 this year. The reason for the letter was the release of substances into the environment which could have long-...
Björt Ólafsdóttir, Iceland’s environment minister, says she has had more than enough of the developing situation at the United Silicon factory at Helguvík. Her comments come following a fire at the plant last night.