Yesterday afternoon, a much awaited ruling was issued regarding a controversial power line project in North Iceland.http://www.ruv.is/frett/forstjori-pcc-bakkisilicon-storundrandi
Skútustaðahreppur district has halted work on a new Fosshotel at Grímsstaðir, just north of lake Mývatn.
The environmental associations Fjöregg and Landvernd (The Icelandic Environment Association) have reported a proposed legislation regarding power lines to the Bakki industrial area, near Húsavík, North Iceland, to the EFTA Surveillance Authority, ESA.
An expert in international and European environmental law believes there are legal problems with the bill recently presented by the Icelandic government that aims to have a power line project in North Iceland resume, which had previously been halted due to environmental concerns.
The electrically powered schooner Opal, operated by Norðursigling, arrived in Reykjavík harbor yesterday.
Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, unanimously voted earlier this week to ratify the Paris Climate Agreement.
At a meeting this morning, the Icelandic government approved a resolution, allowing work to resume on a power line project from the Þeistareikir geothermal power plant to the industrial area Bakki.
On the list of UN’s Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals this year is an Icelandic woman by the name of Edda Hamar.
Landvernd, the Icelandic Environment Association, has harshly criticized Canadian pop star Justin Bieber’s latest video, filmed in Iceland, Vísir reports.
Landvernd, the Icelandic Environmental Association, and PM Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson disagree on whether environmental laws passed less than a year ago should be retroactive and, thus, able to halt projects already approved.
Managing director of the Icelandic Travel Industry Association Helga Árnadóttir said the landowners of Sólheimasandur—where the Douglas DC-35 Super Dakota plane wreck of Justin Bieber and Shah Rukh Khan fame is located—should have called the police instead of fining the tourist who drove there...
The ruling committee for environmental and natural resource issues decided last Friday that the work on power lines to PCC’s silicon plant at Bakki, North Iceland, must be halted for the time being for environmental reasons.
After initial reports of a successful nesting season—unusually many puffins laid eggs and unusually many chicks were hatched—it has now turned out that 83 percent of puffin hatchlings in the Vestmannaeyjar islands off Iceland’s south coast have died due to lack of food.
Minister for the Environment Sigrún Magnúsdóttir states that temporary measures will be taken to respond to the drought and drying up of rivers in the Skaftárhreppur region.
The West Fjords police have questioned witnesses and some of the individuals suspected of having vandalized nature reserve Hornstrandir the first weekend in June. Vegetation had been scorched, animals shot, a seal left skinned on the beach and an emergency shelter trashed.
Yesterday, the journal Science published an article describing the revolutionary success of an experiment done in Iceland, aiming at safely and permanently storing CO2.
Monitoring of the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve must increase, according to one of the people who came upon men there last weekend, who had trashed an emergency shelter and used firearms against all rules.
‘Juvenile’ lake balls, or marimo, the free-floating spherical growth form Aegagropila linnaei, have been found in lake Mývatn again, much to the delight of researchers.
Five tons of trash were collected in Furufjörður fjord in Hornstrandir, the West Fjords, during a cleaning effort last weekend.
An Icelandic travel service company called Kúkú Campers is under attack for its aggressive marketing methods.
Two new Icelandic-designed fishing trawlers could be the greenest of their kind in the world, the company behind them claims.
Lumpsucker, or lumpfish, yields off northeast Iceland have rarely been better than right now; though fishing elsewhere off the Icelandic coast is not quite so good.
Yesterday, writer Andri Snær Magnason announced he’s running for the position of president of Iceland.