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Jökulsárlón is one of Iceland's most stunning landmarks.

Jökulsárlón becomes a protected site today

two days ago Minister for the Environment in Iceland, Björt Ólafsdóttir,will be signing a new regulation today to protect the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon and the surrounding area.

Game of Thrones

Kit Harington on Iceland: Saw global warming with my own eyes

30 Jun Actor Kit Harington who plays Jon Snow on The Game of Thrones series spoke to Time Magazine about the new series, filmed again partly in Iceland. He says he saw global warming with his own eyes in Iceland and that it was terrifying.

Sea cages in Berufjörður.

A new wildlife fund established to fight industrial scale salmon farming in Iceland

29 Jun A new wildlife fund, The Icelandic Wildlife Fund (IWF) has been established to protect Iceland's nature , in particular the wild salmon stock in Iceland's rivers and lakes.

Árni Finnsson calls Trump "a psychopath".

Trumps decision: "A great threat to Iceland"

1 Jun Director of the Icelandic Nature Conservation association, Árni Finnsson says that the decision announced by US President Donald Trump today is a great threat to Iceland. "The acidification of our oceans is very rapid and our fish is danger. I imagine that people within the fishing industry here will react very strongly."

Plans to make Iceland’s famous Geysir a protected site

6 Dec Work has begun on a new proposal to grant protected status to the Geysir geothermal area on Iceland’s famous Golden Circle.

“Three parties in Iceland pass the climate-change test”

14 Oct An Icelandic climate-change activism group has put together a ranked list of climate-change policy among Icelandic political parties in the run-up to general elections later this month.

All Iceland municipalities to get electric-car charging stations

10 Oct Icelandic power company Orkusalan has announced it will soon be fitting electric-car charging stations in every municipality in the country.

The United Nations Signing Ceremony for the Paris Agreement back in April.

Iceland ratifies Paris climate deal

20 Sep Iceland MPs unanimously voted yesterday to ratify the UN Paris Agreement on climate issues, one of the first countries to do so.

Ban Ki-moon.

Ban Ki-moon and Sturgeon to attend Arctic Circle in Iceland

15 Sep Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon and First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon will be among those attending the 2016 Arctic Circle Assembly to be held in Reykjavik on 7-9 October.

Iceland second best in world on environmental issues

14 Sep Iceland is the world’s second most highly performing country in environmental issues, according to the 2016 Environmental Performance Index (EPI).

“Safeguarding important Icelandic interests in the Arctic region”

11 Sep No country has a greater interest than Iceland in seeing beneficial development in the Arctic region, concludes a new government report published this week.

Powerful quakes hit Iceland’s Katla volcano

29 Aug A series of earthquakes struck the South Iceland volcano of Katla last night – two of them well over magnitude 4 in strength.

Kevin Foster and Rupa Huq in Iceland.

UK MP visit: “Iceland’s whales worth more alive than dead”

25 Aug Two British MPs have recently visited Iceland to lend their support to ongoing efforts to wean tourists off whale meat and protect Iceland’s whales.

Plans to make littering Iceland’s highlands illegal

23 Aug Icelandic MPs will debate today a proposal to make littering the country’s highlands and national roads illegal – and punishable by a minimum fine of ISK 100,000 (approx. €750).

Have “Icelandic” minke whales migrated to Jan Mayen?

16 Aug A large stock of minke whales previously dwelling off the shores of Iceland may now have been located near the Norwegian island of Jan Mayen.

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